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Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby Forest Elk » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:32 am

Since it came out, I loved the Dragonfly G-10, but was hesitating to buy due to the relative high price here in Germany. Until now I already had both FRN Dragonflies in black with VG-10, BRG in ZDP-189, yellow in H-1 and the Nishijin model.
Last week I discovered a Dragonfly G-10 offered by an Austrian collector in "new condition, unused, never sharpened..." for a very good price, nearly half of the normal. After short consideration and checking my financial situation I finally pulled the trigger.
It arrived last Monday. To make it short: Perfect deal! Produced September 2009, blade absolutely dead centered, action being a little bit stiff like a new one, no scratches, symmetrical grind, perfectly matching scales, in original box with all papers! It only needed a little bit oiling.
Today I was sitting at my station desk (I am a radio amateur), enjoying the summer and playing with my new knife. Suddenly I noticed a big dragonfly flying through the open balkony door and landing on the inside windowsill.

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What a beauty! Here in the city you have not often the chance to see one.. I quickly took a snapshot with my mobile phone camera (sorry for the low pic quality...). Then I got the idea :rolleyes:... I took my new Dragonfly G-10, opened it and slowly and carefully placed it near the resting dragonfly. Shortly later I succeeded: It began crawling onto the knife and rested for about half a minute! Then it started again and flew out.

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Now you got it...: A dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly! :spyder: :D
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Postby GiftedMisfit » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:02 am

Really cool pic. I like that the dragonfly is actually a live one and not a preserved one or something like that.

Good job.
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Postby Doc Dan » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:20 am

A once in a lifetime shot. A beautiful live dragonfly also my favorite Dragonfly knife.
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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby cabfrank » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:11 pm

You should definitely enter this for the calendar.

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Postby Joey » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:58 pm

Excellent shot :)

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Postby FullFlatMind » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:07 pm

Awesome! I was just trying to get a very similar shot about 30 minutes ago! Two different dragonflies were buzzing around me but never landed close enough.

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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby Cambertree » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:38 pm

Great shot. I've tried to set one up like that a few times when I've seen dragonflies in the garden, but they've never cooperated!

Fantastic knife too. Thanks!

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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby Forest Elk » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:22 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:20 am
A once in a lifetime shot. A beautiful live dragonfly also my favorite Dragonfly knife.
100 percent agreed, Doc! Let us enjoy our dragonflies! BTW I hope you are recovering well from your accident!
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My Spydies: Native CPM440V, Delica4-ZDP, Delica4-ZDP, Delica4 FFG, Endura4-ZDP, Endura4, UKPK-G10, UKPK-CF, Salt1, PM 2, Dragonfly 2, Dragonfly Salt, Dragonfly-ZDP, Dragonfly Nishijin, Squeak, Lil' Native CompLock, Dragonfly-G10

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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby Forest Elk » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:42 am

cabfrank wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:11 pm
You should definitely enter this for the calendar.
Just done! :)
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Postby Doc Dan » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:42 am

Forest Elk wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:22 am
Doc Dan wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:20 am
A once in a lifetime shot. A beautiful live dragonfly also my favorite Dragonfly knife.
100 percent agreed, Doc! Let us enjoy our dragonflies! BTW I hope you are recovering well from your accident!
Thanks. I am a bit better. I can now have my care giver put on my shirt without the need to lie down again because of it. Doing better.

That Dragonfly landing on its namesake knife is really something. It has some nice colors in it,too.
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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby Bloke » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 am

Cool shot Elk! :)
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Postby bearrowland » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:41 am

I agree! 👍👍❤️
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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby juggler » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 am

Very cool shot indeed. Now who's going to take a similar picture with a Ladybug? Or any of the other "bugs" (Honeybee/ Grasshopper/ Cricket) for that matter?

Of course, if you really feel lucky you can try it with an Ocelot :D
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Postby Cscottsss » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:56 am

That G10 Dragonfly is sweet!

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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby Forest Elk » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:16 am

juggler wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 am
Very cool shot indeed. Now who's going to take a similar picture with a Ladybug? Or any of the other "bugs" (Honeybee/ Grasshopper/ Cricket) for that matter?

Of course, if you really feel lucky you can try it with an Ocelot :D
Years ago I took a pic of a ladybug crawling on my Dragonfly Salt lying on the table...

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Regarding Ocelots: No one here available in the Black Forest... :p
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Postby Redman5006 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:31 am

Nice shot!

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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby nicked.onaut » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:22 pm

Fantastic photo. I have been trying for a few years to get a dragonfly x 2 photo. Here, they prefer to land on the tip of a plumeria, and all attempts to pre-set a dragonfly knife result in them selecting a knife-free plumeria.

Best I have been able to get are knives in the foreground six feet from the flier.

Yours is a very special shot.
Maybe the dragonfly kept cool because the knife was Foliage green? (eyeroll)

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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby juggler » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:11 pm

Forest Elk wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:16 am
Regarding Ocelots: No one here available in the Black Forest... :p
Well, your ladybug is a good start :)
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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby setldown » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:20 pm

:p How Dragonflys Are Made.

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Re: Dragonfly sitting on a Dragonfly...

Postby nicked.onaut » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:32 pm

juggler wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:47 am
Very cool shot indeed. Now who's going to take a similar picture with a Ladybug? Or any of the other "bugs" (Honeybee/ Grasshopper/ Cricket) for that matter?

Of course, if you really feel lucky you can try it with an Ocelot :D
I posted an ATS55 Cricket with two Jerusalem Crickets the other day in the Cricket update thread:
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Here's one of the beachtown dragonflies:

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With frustrating knife interposition; in the old days with a Canon SLR, I could manually prefocus the distance, then stop-down preview for depth of field to confirm that both objects were in focus. These digicams might fix red-eye, but I haven't found an easy way to do the above. grrr

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And here's an ocelot doublet. Who'd a thunk a French piolet ocelot, lol?
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