Red Saddlebags

Posted by Craig Lipski on Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:09 pm

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Red Saddlebags

Tramea onusta

National Butterfly Center
Mission, Hidalgo Co, TX

Here, after mating, the male "escorts" his lady as she looks for a place to break free, drop down and dip her ovispositer into the water and deposit an egg.  After that, they re-join and repeat the process.

Canon 5DIV
100-400 4.5-5.6 II (@400mm)
1/1250, f/11, iso 1250
Eval -.33
Hand held, natural light

Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Good light,

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by Tom Whelan on Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:54 pm
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Fine capture of this behavior, nice details.

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by Yun Gao on Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:39 pm
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Excellent timing and great capture of mating behavior. Congrats on a difficult capture!

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:46 am
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Nice shot and story! You got a lot of detail, and really captured something unique.
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