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Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis - male

Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis - Male
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
June 18, 2004
This photo was taken at the Frenchman's Forest Natural Area.

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Love the Pose!
Wanted to also say it was a fantastic surprise to find your work here as my budding entomologist sons, daughter and I love your books (especially [ul]>The Spider and the Fly[/ul])and now your photos. :)

The Spider and the Fly
I'm thinking that your interest in bugs is a fertile ground for your other career.
I think assassin bugs are really cool lookin'.
Have you thought about doin' a book on the Assassin and the Butterfly?

FYI - The Canon 300 prime with a 2xTC works great as a 600 mm macro lens that will give you great OOF BGs, though if you want to use natural light (as I do) you may have to wait for a calm in the breeze to make those F16 exposures at big parts of a second.

I need to update mine. Its been awhile...

Thanks for the tips and the book ideas. You never know...

great photo!
Wow, really nice pose.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

It's amazing what a little patience will do. I watched this fella for awhile, and saw that there was a definite territory with favored was just a matter of standing still long enough:)

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