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    Dragons and Damsels

    More from first macro day.

    C/C welcomed and always appreciated.

    Thanks for looking.


    1. In flight (DIFs are soooooooooo hard to catch...)
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    2. Would have preferred the lower wing to be sharper...
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    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 20th May 2012 at 09:39 PM. Reason: correct No.1

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    Re: Dragons and Damsels

    Those have worked well. You have managed to get square to the long bodied insects which has prevented any focus depth problems.

    With the second one, you can't really get such fine detail in the head and also retain good focus on the wings. What you have done is really all that is possible; unless you merge multiple focus points which is difficult to achieve with live subjects in the wild.

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    Re: Dragons and Damsels

    Nice images Bobo, good detail and color. Number 4 is my favorite, such a distinct color.

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    Re: Dragons and Damsels

    I've seen em, tried without success to get images this good, but the pink one? Outstanding Bobo!

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    Re: Dragons and Damsels

    Thanks Joe, Frank.

    Thanks Geoff.
    I looked at the full size again and it appears that the oof front wing is due to wing movement as the one behind is still sharp. Perhaps should have cropped from 3 instead of another shot.

    Have a long long long way to go --- this is an entirely new experience and have lots to learn. Just hoping this does not overtake my birding.

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    Re: Dragons and Damsels

    Very well done series Bobo. Great detail!

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    Re: Dragons and Damsels

    It just means having to look in two directions now, up for the birds and down for the bugs.

    And, from my experience, you will always have the wrong lens fitted when that exceptional shot suddenly appears.

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    Re: Dragons and Damsels

    Bobo, what an amazing set of images. For me it's 2 & 4, they are nothing short of stunning.

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