This Emperor landed on the lilies on our pond this afternoon. Canon 100-400Mk11 with 1.4X Ext. 1D1V
You caught some groovy light there, John!
I love the colours!
Many thanks both.
Many colours on the pond at this time of the year Daniel, in addition to the colours on the Emperor of course. The black is part of the stone surround and rockery on the far side (10 ' wide) and I lay by the edge of the pond on the lawn and got a pain in the neck looking through the viewfinder Lol. I could have got a tripod and set it very low but I was concerned that it might fly off in the meantime so went route1. The upside is I was on eye-level with it..not that it noticed me...
Very nice shots of it laying eggs.
Oh.. thanks for that. . I wondered what it was doing.I thought it was feeding but on what I didn't know. I'll google what happens next,then. Very interesting.
Lovely colours John. And a super pose in the first image.
Thanks,Nick. I think I'll use one,probably the first one in our 2018 calendar..says my wife