Tandem Symmetry

Tandem SymettryTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

This has not been “Photoshopped”, as in cloned. I just came across this scene on the railing of a bridge in a park. There were a lot of late season Meadowhawks mating when I took this so the odds of this tandem symmetry were slightly higher than nil. I then took some time to extract detail and tune the photograph for emphasis.

7 responses

  1. Great capture!


    December 29, 2014 at 6:36 am

  2. Dragonflies seem to have a biological imperative to mate as soon as they can and I too have seen multiple pairs of Autumn Meadowhawks mating at the same time, though I have never managed to get two couples in the same shot as you did. Wonderful composition.


    December 29, 2014 at 8:36 am

  3. That truly is amazing Victor! Sometimes (more than sometimes) I wonder how long it takes you to get these shots.


    December 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    • Thanks. The odds are no insects is going to wait for me to tie its portrait. Hopefully I or my wife see it far enough away that I can plan an approach that does not send to off sooner than I would like (e.g. avoid shadows, get a good angle etc.). The first shot is usually the best and if I am lucky i get a few more. in this case on a bridge my options were few and the dragonflies can fly off hooked up up so my priority was not to scare them. It all happens in minutes and I enjoy the “capture”, then I get a second go at it in the “darkroom” and note fun when I share. Hope that answers your question. If i could do it every day I would and in good weather I certainly try to.


      December 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      • Thanks for sharing this! Though I think they know you’re coming and pose. 😉


        December 29, 2014 at 11:05 pm

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