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    In flight

    Green Darner in flight. 150+1.4TC. Manual focus, f8. 1/1000, ISO 400.

    Got this yesterday. My 2nd now. Pretty pleased too. Lots of patience and practise.

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    Last edited by Bobobird; 18th July 2012 at 03:25 PM.

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    Re: In flight

    Well done Bobo. I wondered about the manual focus and a flying dragonfly, looking at the f8 aperature and your tele-converter I guess you could not auto-focus. Nice image.

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    Re: In flight

    Great job! The focus and the colors are wonderful. I would imagine that does take some patience. I spent over an hour one day trying to catch a wood bee in flight. It went from fun to frustration to determination and I managed to get one shot. Love your dragonfly pictures. Will be sorry to see you move on but excited to see what you concentrate on next!

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    Re: In flight

    Thanks Joe, Terri.

    It is a 2.8 lens so a 1.4TC would not have affected the AF. f8 was selected to get just a bit more DOF.

    The use of MF was forced on me as each time he came around I just could'nt lock it in time using AF. Used MF to focus to a spot where he had to come round and waited. This was the only of about 20-30 shots that came out okish.

    Well, for next time it will still be dragons - hope to catch a head-on, or mating pair (or if I am lucky, both!).

    Will also try to get a better pano+stack shot as posted in that other thread.

    If successful will the move on to something else. Most likely birds but depends on what turns up.
    Last edited by Bobobird; 18th July 2012 at 07:04 PM.

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    Re: In flight

    Very nice shot. I have a hard time tracking my 12 year old dog, who moves at a snails pace, let alone a dragon fly...them things are quick

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    Re: In flight

    Thanks Jon, no way these guys can be tracked. It is just set for correct exposure, wait, get focus if lucky, shoot. Just this one from almost 1 hour of trying.

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    Re: In flight

    Neat shot! I know how hard it is to shoot these.

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    Re: In flight

    Very good Bobo, I admire your patience and persistence.

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    Re: In flight

    Thanks Mark, Clive.

    For a newbie like myself the only way for me to improve is to step into unknown territory.

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