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Portland Wildlife Pond, Damselflies Mating, Aug 23 08

I was scouting locations around Portland, OR when I came across this little "nature preserve", a small lake/pond that had a smattering of ducks, but, as you will see, the most busy part of the lake was just a few feet away from me -- hundreds of pairs of very little dragonflies in the process of mating were swarming around a big area of moss in the water near the dock where I was perched.

Even though I was shooting with my Canon 100-400 lens fully extended, mounted on my Canon 1D Mk III camera, they were so small that nearly all of these images have had to be cropped very small -- close to the "100%" view. The ducks toward the end were of course much bigger, but still were quite a ways away, so that the "closeups" are also a very small crop.
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