Yellow-striped Flutterer Dragonfly by Normf

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I was in a rainforest at Woolgoolga looking for Whte Headed Pidgeons when I spotted this unusual Dragon Fly. Unfortunately I only had my 400m “Birding” lens so had to make do under the poor light. A fast macro lens would have been great!

Yellow-striped Flutterer Dragonfly flies with fluttering in slow speed, gliding most of the time. Its wings are much longer than its body. they fly slowly, usually gliding instead of flying. If they fly, they flutter their wings slowly. They can change speed and direction suddenly when flight. This dragonfly is easily recognized.
Camera Model Canon EOS 40D
Shooting Mode Program AE
Shutter Speed 1/125
Aperture Value 5.6
Metering Mode Spot Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 800
Lens EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length 400.0 mm


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    MICKSPIXPHOTOSover 5 years ago
    Good detail and color, Norm. Another good capture.
  • Thanks Mick, I was pretty happy with this considering I had the wrong gear and it was in a very dark rainforest.

    – Normf

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronover 5 years ago

    Good one Norm. I think I might have seen one of these a few days ago at Garden Mania. It was certainly flying like no other dragonfly I’ve seen, and seemed to have clear wings. Desperately wanted it to settle on something!

  • Stephen Vecchiotti
    Stephen Vecchi...over 5 years ago

    Very nice detail, especially with using a 400mm lens.

  • Thank you Stephen, I’m lucky this 400mm L series lens is so good. Sometimes though you can’t get close enough using a macro lens.

    – Normf

  • Marilyn Baldey
    Marilyn Baldeyover 5 years ago

    Lovely picture, love the softness and the composition.

  • Beautiful Insect with a soft fluttering flight (unlike most dragonflies). Thanks Marilyn

    – Normf

  • Josie Mackerras
    Josie Mackerrasover 5 years ago

    great capture!!

  • Thank you josiem, appreciate your visit!

    – Normf

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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