Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Obelisk Position.


A male Black Darter (Sympetrum danae) regulating its temperature by pointing its abdomen towards the sun in 'the obelisk position'. I will feature my session with this delightful little dragon on my main blog in the near future.  FAB.

Shot 'handheld' with 450D plus 70-300mm lens. [ISO 200; 1/320; f7.1 @ 200mm]

17 comments:

  1. just beautiful Frank, kudos

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  2. he looks as if he is doing a hand stand! great shot.

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  3. Mmmm.It's difficult to see how any female Black Darter could resist thast particular obelisk Frank.Very well captured indeed.

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  4. Frank beautiful capture of the Black Darter! Thank you for linking up with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

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  5. This is a fantastic shot of the Black Darter!

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  6. Fantastic shot! What a great encounter! I didn't know gragonflies did this!

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  7. Your shot is awesome and will hope to see more of your shots on this! I find these dragonflies so hard to capture in my photographs. Too fast for me

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  8. What a beautiful picture of this black darter.
    Nice quiet background, beautiful color and full of details.
    My compliments.

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  9. That's pretty awesome. I did not know why they pointed their abdomens straight up like that. Thank you for clearing that up!

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  10. …fabulous photos, Frank. I love seeing dragons obelisking in the sun.

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  11. Very interesting Frank.. great capture.. Congrats..

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  12. I love all the sharp detail in your photo Frank, it's a great shot and a beautiful dragonfly.

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