Cobboboonee National Park

1 March 2013

Visited this forest for dragonflies, primarily seeking diagnostic photos of the darner I had observed previously. It seems that the target is Austroaeschna multipunctata, a fairly common and widespread dragonfly in forest in south-east Australia, and not A. ingrid, which at this stage seems entirely restricted to the Grampians.

Finally getting used to my new camera, especially using the flash for macro, and am pretty happy with it overall (you'd hope so given its price). Image quality is excellent and its packed with more features than you can poke a stick at. The only features its missing are the ability to shoot without the mirror and a silent shutter (I believe Sony is working on both of these but don't expect anything to appear for a couple of years). The only feature I would like improved is the number and spread of auto-focus points (very centrally located) and startup time is slow (about a second before I can take a photo).

image/jpegdragonfly Adversaeschna brevistyla ♀ Cobboboonee120301-0535.jpg i01-Mar-2013 16:04  81.9 KB 960×768
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna multipunctata ♀ Cobboboonee120301-0556.jpg i01-Mar-2013 16:17 157 KB 1024×848
image/jpegdragonfly Austroaeschna multipunctata ♂ Cobboboonee120301-0588.jpg i01-Mar-2013 16:57 157 KB 800×736
image/jpegdragonfly Hemicordulia australiae ♀ Cobboboonee120301-0485.jpg i01-Mar-2013 14:08  72 KB 960×800
image/jpegdragonfly Hemicordulia australiae ♀ Cobboboonee120301-0499.jpg i01-Mar-2013 14:12  97 KB 1024×768
image/jpegdragonfly Hemicordulia australiae ♂ Cobboboonee120301-0533.jpg i01-Mar-2013 16:04  77.7 KB 960×768
image/jpegfly (Ameniini) Cobboboonee120301-0598.jpg i01-Mar-2013 17:25  93.8 KB 800×640
image/jpegfrog Litoria ewingi Cobboboonee120301-0615.jpg i01-Mar-2013 21:12 112 KB 1024×768
image/jpegfrog Litoria ewingi Cobboboonee120301-0628.jpg i01-Mar-2013 21:26 108 KB 1024×768
image/jpegfungus Cobboboonee120301-0454.jpg i01-Mar-2013 11:46 113 KB 960×576
image/jpegkatydid Caedicia simplex Cobboboonee120301-0620.jpg i01-Mar-2013 21:17  77.4 KB 960×720

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