Emmanuel Boitier - Of sun and ascalaphid

Emmanuel Boitier - Of sun and ascalaphid

Ascalaphids are very photogenic animals. They are also some redoubtable predators who spend their whole days to pursue and to hunt small insects. The more the sun is shining, the more they are active. As soon as a cloud passes, they stand still in the vegetation. I took this image just after the sunrise. The day before, I had spotted numerous of these amazing insects in a providential meadow.

Location: Auvergne, France

Posted on 15.06.2011
Photo info - 30.04.2011: NIKON D3S, 150 mm, ISO 200, f 2.8, 1/1000 sec
Tags: ascalaphid emmanuel boitier france insect linelloides coccajus owly sulphur spring sun sunrise wildlife photography
Emmanuel Boitier - Of sun and ascalaphid

Emmanuel Boitier - Of sun and ascalaphid

Ascalaphids are very photogenic animals. They are also some redoubtable predators who spend their whole days to pursue and to hunt small insects. The more the sun is shining, the more they are active. As soon as a cloud passes, they stand still in the vegetation. I took this image just after the sunrise. The day before, I had spotted numerous of these amazing insects in a providential meadow.

Location: Auvergne, France

Posted on 15.06.2011
Photo info - 30.04.2011: NIKON D3S, 150 mm, ISO 200, f 2.8, 1/1000 sec
Tags: ascalaphid emmanuel boitier france insect linelloides coccajus owly sulphur spring sun sunrise wildlife photography