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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Some macro safari shots

A butterfly

Butterfly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


A nice bit of carrion

Scorpion fly scavenging by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A Norwegian wasp collecting wood for paper

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Wasp making paper 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A fly

Fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Hide and seek

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A lace hopper

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A wasp feeding

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Some macro safari shots

A damsel fly

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A nice set. I am fairly sure that the damsel is for 'C' of a Common Bluetail female.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Common Emerald Damselfly, Lestes sponsa Males

Another species new to me. It prefers permanent lakes and ponds, which I have not visited much. These were at the Decoy Heath reserve.

It is also known as the Common Spreadwing. The Spreadwings are a group of damselflies which, when at rest, spread their wings more like dragonflies than the typical vertically folded over the abdomen position.

The dorsal side of the thorax is supposed to be metallic green (3rd to 5th images) but some of these seem to be one side gold or both sides gold. I don't know if this is due to reflections of the sunlight. I have seen no mention of this in descriptions of the species. Perhaps it is a sign of immaturity?

I saw no females.

The stereos are crosseye.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

DIF: Emperor Dragon Female

OK, it was hovering, but flight is flight!

It was laying eggs among water lily pads (floating leaves), in a small lake, images to be uploaded another day.

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Sorry, no stereo

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Excellent catch Harold.
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The male was patrolling the lake but although I cut out forward motion blur his wingbeats were too fast.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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DIF: Emperor Dragon Female

OK, it was hovering, but flight is flight!

It was laying eggs among water lily pads (floating leaves), in a small lake, images to be uploaded another day.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Panasonic 100 - 400mm Leica DG Vario-Elmar at 400mm 1/200 at f13.

Sorry, no stereo

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I've been trying my little Owl viewer on your stereos Harold but it seems that the images are just too far apart for it to work. I found from a bit of Googling that the centre separation between both images needs to be around 70-75mm so without downloading your shots and doing a bit of manipulation I won't be able to get the Owl to work. I did try shrinking the screen size but it became too small to see any detail. Any chance you could post one with a 70mm centre separation just so I could see if it worked?
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I've been trying my little Owl viewer on your stereos Harold but it seems that the images are just too far apart for it to work. I found from a bit of Googling that the centre separation between both images needs to be around 70-75mm so without downloading your shots and doing a bit of manipulation I won't be able to get the Owl to work. I did try shrinking the screen size but it became too small to see any detail. Any chance you could post one with a 70mm centre separation just so I could see if it worked?
Phill,

I was assuming that you would download and probably print. Best quality from your printer on printer paper of reasonable quality should be a good start, if not fully acceptable.

The angle of separtion in each pair should be about the equivalent of around 70mm.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

OK thanks I will give it a go. Didn't want to just download your images Harold without asking.
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No problem for "study" purposes.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Just downloaded one of your damselfly stereo shots Harold and as I don't have any decent ink I resorted to putting it into powerpoint so I could move the images about. Have to say it worked a treat, I can now see what a great job you did. This could get addictive so I'd better for stop now as I've jobs to do
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Just downloaded one of your damselfly stereo shots Harold and as I don't have any decent ink I resorted to putting it into powerpoint so I could move the images about. Have to say it worked a treat, I can now see what a great job you did. This could get addictive so I'd better for stop now as I've jobs to do
Great news, Phill.

(Except that I have indirectly given support to Power Point. the shame of it )

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Just downloaded one of your damselfly stereo shots Harold and as I don't have any decent ink I resorted to putting it into powerpoint so I could move the images about. Have to say it worked a treat, I can now see what a great job you did. This could get addictive so I'd better for stop now as I've jobs to do
I will soon (the next few days) be uploading stereos of mating Ruddy darters. Don't miss them.

I think it might benefit a lot of members if you would write an account of your method and equipment and post it as a "sticky".

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