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Macro photo of common hawker dragonfly

July 9th, 2007 · 16 Comments

Was able to capture a dragonfly called Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea) when I was out walking in the forest. These insects are big (74 mm) and very camera shy so I had to try several times to get close enough.

It was very entertaining to observe them hunt in the air hunting moths. They have amazing flying capabilities!

First a close up photo of its “face”.
Macro photo of Common Hawker dragonfly
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 4th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

And here is a picture of the whole dragonfly.
Photo of Common Hawker dragonfly
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on July 4th, 2007. Click image for larger view.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Ånstadbotn (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Dragonfly · Insect · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ozlady // Jul 9, 2007 at 5:10 am

    Very cool

  • 2 borzack // Jul 9, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Gorgeous!!!

  • 3 Jennifer // Jul 9, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    Super photographs. It’s wings look like they are made out of stained glass in the the first picture – beautiful!

  • 4 Terence Chang // Jul 10, 2007 at 3:00 am

    that is pretty .. .

  • 5 Lavender // Jul 10, 2007 at 8:26 am

    FAB photos of a far-out creature – Bravo!

  • 6 Susie // Jul 10, 2007 at 9:43 am

    When I was a kid in Korea, I used to catch dragonfly with my bare hands. It was so cool and it’s a big thing in Korea.. they even sell these open wire boxes where you can keep them as pets.. (maybe it’s cruel but I was a kid) and ever since then I had special thing for dragonflys. They are beautiful.. just stumbled across it.. so you are getting stumbled!

  • 7 eagerblogger // Jul 10, 2007 at 11:55 am

    I love your pictures. Did you do any editing with them?

  • 8 Baron Smith // Jul 10, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    What a wonderful Photographs You Have. I Bet You are a Pro. Keep Up The Good Work Man.

    Baron Smith
    http://www.goldprojects.blogspot.com/

  • 9 El Gigante Verdoso // Jul 10, 2007 at 3:33 pm

    Wow! The photos are amazing, especially the dragonfly 🙂

  • 10 femikey // Jul 10, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    wow, nice blog i like dragonfly photos, i have 2 pictures like that too but i didn’t post yet, my husband took dragonfly or butterfly photos everytime he go for hike.

  • 11 Madeleine // Jul 10, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    So this is where art-nouveau gets its design inspirations….Lovely.

  • 12 Madeleine // Jul 10, 2007 at 4:31 pm

    So this is where art nouveau gets its inspiration. Lovely…

  • 13 Aradil // Jul 10, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    I really like your photos, they are wonderful!

  • 14 Jonathan // Jul 16, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    Nice pictures!! I was fortunate enough to witness the hatching of a dragonfly on the shores of Sebago Lake, in the State of Maine, US this past weekend:

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1432/812851072_e2828362ca_o.jpg

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1426/812892740_ac9c4b52cc_o.jpg

  • 15 Erin // Jul 18, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    While I’m not a fan of bugs, these are very cool pictures.

  • 16 Josh Lane // Aug 7, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    These are stunning. Nice work.