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@@Abena your last 2 posts are spectacular; extraordinary creatures.

 

This whole thread is really fascinating and informative so thanks to everyone who has posted in it so far.

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Peter Connan

A very bad picture of a Dragonfly:

 

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A slightly better photo of a dragonfly:

 

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On 11/9/2016 at 2:39 AM, Peter Connan said:

A slightly better photo of a dragonfly:

 

~ @Peter Connan

 

Your gift for understatement is on display.

 

That's a heckuva magnificent dragonfly-in-flight image.

 

Not only are you Safaritalk's resident BIF master, but you do dragonflies too!

 

What's next? Bats?

 

Thank you for posting this outstanding image. I'm sorry that I'm only seeing it now.

 

Tom K.

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Moth Drinking Eye Fluid

 

Photographed at 7:42 am on 18 February, 2017 in Kruger National Park, South Africa, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.

 

ISO 800, 1/2500 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.

 

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This female Greater Kudu was standing beside the road, motionless and alert. Her stance facilitated this fairly close portrait under heavily overcast skies.

 

A moth was drinking eye fluid from her right eye, its long tongue extended to the moist section lubricating the eyeball. 

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Peter Connan

Thank you @Tom Kellie. Actually, i would love to see the Kasanka bat migration!

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Female Carpenter Bee, possibly Xylocopa inconstans on Sage

With gratefull thanks to my friend @Tom Kellie for the identification.

 

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Nikon D3 + 500mm f4

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CarolAnnDenverCO

The unsung hero in Tarangire National Park.

May 2017

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A curious grasshopper happened to land on my husband's binoculars in the central Serengeti.

May 2017

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Peter Connan

Velvet mite

Klaserie

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Julia Skimmer (Orthetrum julia) found by a tiny spring in Ngulia Hills

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Phymateus viripedes

 

~ Photographed with a Canon EOS 1D X camera mounted with an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens, hand-held, Manual shooting mode.
 
The Emakoko, Nairobi National Park, Kenya on 29 July, 2015 at 11:15 am, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/3200 sec.
 
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This green milkweed locust stood out against the soil on the land above the main buildings at The Emakoko.
 
My friend and I were taken on a guided tour of the upper area, photographing everything we encountered.
 
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