Guldsmed | Dragonfly

Summer days brings many of these elegant flyers. Direct translation of their Danish name is: “Gold Smith”, But I like the English name so much better. Dragonfly!
If any of you happen to know its name, I’d like to know.
I found a little trick for taking photos of this insect. Put a thin stick vertically in the ground and wait. They prefer sitting on or close to the top of thin vertical branches. In this case I picked a bamboo about 3/8 inch thick 4 feet long. After less than a minute this one posed for me.
The camera was on the tripod and ready to shoot with help of the IR-remote.
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The moon was “Close-up” the other day.
Someway it inspired me to come up with this contribution to Scotts 12th assignment.

Nop! Not close enough.

What about this:

Much better, but still….

Yes. Now we’re close. I know we are, but it is hard to see without scale. Let me try this instead:

If you click on the image you’ll get a slightly larger version.
Some tech data: ISO-100 f/32 100mm 30sec

Lets look for more details:

ISO-200, f/16, 6 sec 

This is what I can resolve with My Canon 7D and 100mm MACRO 2.8L IS USM

There is also a little assignment to you my dear visitor. The task is to find out what ties these images together.
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