female Crimson Dropwing

By: snowgood

Nov 22 2014

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Category: dragonfly, Nature, Photography

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Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:400mm
ISO:200
Shutter:1/320 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Apologies to regular readers my last two posts were the wrong way around.

The dragonfly you see here was taken on Monday just 800 metres from “The Statue that Moved”.

So here’s a surprisingly succesful shot taken beside the Tuen Mun River.

If you’re not colour blind you’ll be wondering about my description.

The male is a lurid pink whilst the female is predominantly yellow.

Considering we on a busy path rather than in the countryside the result is pleasing.

If you’re reading this in Hong Kong and reckon I’ve got the wrong species feel free to put me right!

The region is home to 110 dragonfly species, but only a handful are listed on line.

 

 

 

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