Back to normal

By: Arjen Drost

May 15 2011

Tags: ,

Category: Dragonflies, insects, nature, Photography, spring

1 Comment

Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:400mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/400 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Four-spotted Chaser

Well, I’m back home again. After a great week in Finland (more blog posts with pictures and even a movie will follow) and a great school camp in Limburg I’m now up for some more or less normal weeks. Teaching, sorting my Finland pictures and giving photography workshops. With the latter I already started today. Two workshops in reasonable weather (a bit colder as I expected in my t-shirt) and two nice groups. For me the most amazing thing was the amount of dragonflies. Many Ruby Whitefaces and Four-spotted Chasers (like the one in the picture) and a few Broad-bodied Chasers and a Downy Emerald. Especially the Ruby Whitefaces were really tame, several of them landing on one of the participants of the workshop.

This Four-spotted Chaser was taken with my 70-200mm with a 2x converter @400mm. To try to see how macro photography works with that lens. Not bad at all as you can see….

One comment on “Back to normal”

  1. Beautiful shot. The colours and detail are fantastic!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: