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    Dragonfly

    Taken at a friend's pond today.I should have stopped the lens down more,but I'm still happy with the result.
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    Canon 100-400IS@400mm f/7.1 ISO 400 1/1000"

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    Re: Dragonfly

    Why would you want to stop it down? Having the background out of focus only attracts one's eye more to the dragonfly. I reckon with the reeds/grass all in perfect focus you might lose the impact of the subject. I might have gone the other way to 5.6 at 400. Nice pic.
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    Re: Dragonfly

    Not being a straight on shot the right set of wings are not in sharp focus.Just me being picky.Thanks for your comments.
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    Re: Dragonfly

    I know what you mean Jim, and I tend to agree, but it's not a big deal, still a very nice shot.

    Mark,

    Stopping it down to f11, or even f16, isn't going to bring that much more into focus, I think there'd still be sufficient separation from the background.

    Jim,

    Thinking about it some more, stopping down would almost certainly have meant a higher ISO and/or lower SS, so noise and/or shake may then have spoilt it, not to mention the risk of missing the shot while you did so.

    I'd be happy with what you have achieved

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