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Dragonflies – in Botswana

It has now become clear that anywhere I go on a photo trip (since Nepal a few years ago), I find the time to shoot the portrait of a few local dragonflies. This is an insect relatively easy to photograph because it is not very easily frightened and it will come back immediately to the same perch if it flies away. Moreover, its size is sufficiently large to avoid using the most complicated macro-photography tehcniques (I only use macro-extenders behind a 200mm or a 400mm lens).

You may notice that there is one picture which took a little more than the mere application of basic techniques…

Copyright (C) Yves Roumazeilles - All rights reserved

Copyright (C) Yves Roumazeilles - All rights reserved

Flying dragonfly with a catch - Copyright (C) Yves Roumazeilles - All rights reserved

Botswana, October 2011.