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Wandering Glider


Posted by Craig Lipski on Mon Aug 22, 2022 11:07 am

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Wandering Glider

A widespread species found in the tropics and subtropics of both hemispheres, (they may actually traverse the ocean,) in N America we see them all the way up in Michigan in the summers.  This was from Feb in TX a few years ago; I stumbled across it trying to catch up on filing.  I like how this shot shows the front legs tucked up behind the eyes during flight.

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100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS II
f/9, 1/2500, ISO 1600
Hand held, natural light

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Good light,
Craig

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by david fletcher on Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:09 pm
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Cracking shot Craig! Superb!
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by Tom Whelan on Mon Aug 22, 2022 9:18 pm
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Great wing position and head-to-tail detail - fine in-flight image.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Aug 23, 2022 4:19 am
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Amazing capture, Craig! Sharp as a tack from head to tail, exquisite detail - and the front legs tucked up behind the head is brilliantly shown. A Master Class in insect flight photography. Love it!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Aug 23, 2022 7:58 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Amazing capture, Craig!  Sharp as a tack from head to tail, exquisite detail - and the front legs tucked up behind the head is brilliantly shown.  A Master Class in insect flight photography.  Love it!

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Couldn't have said it any better!  Amazing shot.
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by Darren5907 on Fri Aug 26, 2022 11:21 am
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Superb in-flight shot. Still hoping to get one like this someday.....
 

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