Tamaulipan Clubtail

Posted by Craig Lipski on Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:16 pm

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Tamaulipan Clubtail
Gomphurus gonzalezi

Hidalgo Co, TX

[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]An uncommon species "found only in far south Texas and northern Mexico" (Dragonfly ID app.)  I was excited to hear one was nearby, as I was leaving the Rio Grande Valley the next day, so off I went.  Found this guy, wish I could have got a slightly better angle, but I was on my toes to get this shot; still, I'm pleased.[/font]

[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]100-400 4.5-5.6 II @ 320mm[/font]
[font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]f/8, 1/250 sec[/font]
iso 800
Hand held, a touch of fill flash.

Comments and suggestions welcome.
Good light,

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by Tom Whelan on Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:22 pm
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Great find and a neat species, and a nice perch - though I see why you wanted a better angle.

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by Matthew Pugh on Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:55 am
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Although in an ideal world a cleaner look would have been nice, I can count the times on one hand when I when searching for a rare insect and found it in one day; very impressive and although perhaps not a perfect shot still a lovely one to see!

Me hats off to you

All the best

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