Blue Dragonfly


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BobCheong

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I was strolling along the neighbourhood park when I saw something deep blue fluttering around. Thinking its a butterfly, I stopped to watch if it would land. Landed it did, and turned out to be the most beautiful dragonfly I ever saw. A rich metallic blue, the first time I've seen anything like this. The shots hardly do it justice:





 

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#1 Nice shot, but background is quite messy, this however is unavoidable.
#2 Nice close up shot, pity that the wings are abit OOF
 

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Nice. :thumbsup: I like the blue. Never encounter a blue dragonfly before.
 

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I agree it's a very beautiful dragonfly. These colors are not easy to capture :thumbsup:

Thanks for sharing these beauty.
 

BobCheong

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Thanks for your kind comments guys, they are very much appreciated.

Nice close up shot, pity that the wings are abit OOF
Couldnt help the DOF Adrian, I was shooting in the wind and the df was swaying like crazy. These were shot with the EF 75-300mm + 25mm Ext. tube and EF500D
 

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the background in the first shot is pretty cool actually. better than a messy oof background which already has a shallow dof. ;)
 

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Hello Bob, very interesting color dragonfly.
 

ortega

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nice catch

I really like #1, i don't mind the messy bg and OOF wings
somehow it all gels together

thanks for sharing
 

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Very beautiful DF indeed! Good catch!
 

BobCheong

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Thank you Metallilan, Abdul, Ortega Tchuanye. I'm glad you like the shots guys. I finally got help in IDing it. Its a Rhyothemis triangularis (Sapphire Flutterer). Its not commonly seen as it lives in the forest, near ponds and swampy areas. Its NOT supposed to be found in a neighbourhood park! Dang DF must be looking for me LOL.
 

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rare indeed. I had never seen them b4. Bob , you stay near Sun Plaza? I always pratice my shot in the neighbourhood parks near my block too.
 

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DeSwitch said:
rare indeed. I had never seen them b4. Bob , you stay near Sun Plaza? I always pratice my shot in the neighbourhood parks near my block too.
I stay in Tampines Deswitch. Just happened to pass by Sun Plaza and popped in to see what I can find there.
 

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BobCheong said:
I stay in Tampines Deswitch. Just happened to pass by Sun Plaza and popped in to see what I can find there.
Thanks for sharing your shots...a rare dragonfly indeed...
 

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BobCheong said:
I stay in Tampines Deswitch. Just happened to pass by Sun Plaza and popped in to see what I can find there.

so lucky. I stay ard there also cannot spot this Dragonfly.
 

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Thank you John. This is like the blind chicken who catches a worm, just my lucky day I guess. :)
 

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