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Flying Dragons

Art / Photobook Out of Print
By: Ghislain Simard
144 pages, Col illus
Publisher: Editions Altus
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  • Flying Dragons ISBN: 9782952601153 Hardback Oct 2010 Out of Print #188298
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High-speed manoeuvres, instant changes of direction, hovering, reverse flight, dragonflies can do almost anything on the wing. The photographs of Ghislain Simard open a fresh window into a world where aerial motions are too fast to be observed by human eyes. The photographer's lens offers a journey through miniature landscapes around ponds, canals, streams, rivers and peat bogs.

The chapters are arranged to show the diversity of behaviour that these spectacular insects enjoy. Frail Damselflies are unpredictable, Broad-bodied Chasers always return to the same roost, Keeled Skimmers mate in flight, Common Darters play with their reflections in the water while the Emperor flaunts its aerial prowess.

The speed of dragonfly movement makes photography of their flight an almost impossible task. To shoot such movement, high-speed equipment dedicated to flying insects is required. Some tools have even been designed specifically to catch dragonflies in flight. The final section of the book details this working method for wildlife photographers.

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Art / Photobook Out of Print
By: Ghislain Simard
144 pages, Col illus
Publisher: Editions Altus
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