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Postby jaznbonnie » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:15 pm

Sorry, this photo is a bit blurry. Took this in Costa Rica a couple of years ago. The hopper was the length of my hand. What is not in the photo is the little green snake in the red plant nearby keeping a beady eye on the hopper.

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The green snake is on the left side of the plant, sort of blending in with the green background.

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Postby Penfold » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:13 am

Marvellous pics! :D
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Postby Catch-up » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:18 am

Great dragonfly pics Mycroft!

Love your pics too Jaz. That little snake was hard to spot!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:20 am

OK. Someone point out the snake to me. :lol:
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Postby Catch-up » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:26 am

Damn. I had to find it all over again. Fourth leaf up from the bottom on the left. Unless I'm mistaken and that's some grass that just looks like a snake?
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:56 pm

Oh, I see him.
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Postby Mycroft Vimes » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:04 pm

Poor guy,not only is he not getting any...he'd better move quickly to avoid becoming lunch as well. :lol:

Few more dragonflies,this time in flight.
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The farmers thought that the horses were reacting skiddish to the hawkers,instead of to the bot- and horseflies,which were in fact attracting the dragonflies as prey.
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Postby Catch-up » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:13 pm

:shock: How did you get those amazing dragonfly shots?! They're gorgeous! Sorry about your camera. :( Really hope it's fixable too.

I saw the biggest fly I've ever seen in my whole life yesterday. Bigger than any horse fly I've ever seen on the farm. I'm trying to think of what to compare it to - two bumblebees? I could see all it's face parts clear as day. :? Unfortunately, I didn't think to take a picture. I think I was in shock. Only had the camera on my phone so it probably wouldn't have turned out well anyway.
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Postby Conforumist » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:19 pm

I think you should break the camera after pics like that; I think you've reached the pinnacle anyway! ;)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:37 am

Excellent! :)
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Postby ChristianBecker » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:09 am

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Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:56 am

Amazing dragonfly photos :clap:
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Postby Penfold » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:21 am

Ouch, I hope it can be fixed quickly as well and not for too much cash (can you claim under your household insurance?).

Great pics and I would also like to hear any tips you have on photographing dragonflies (pleeease). :D
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Postby Kin Arad » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:29 pm

Lovely photos!! :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:38 pm

Nice ones. :D
Hope the camera's fixable.
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