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    Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Hi Everyone,

    A Happy Holiday season to all.

    I was out and about today and found myself photographing a Dragonfly for a while. Upon uploading the images to Lightroom I was quite pleased with the results and thought I'd share.

    I've been having trouble with manually focusing of late, and it was good to finally have a bit of success for a change.

    These were taken hand holding a Canon 60d with a Canon EF 100mm F2.8 Macro USM lens and a Kenko Pro 300 DGX 2x Teleconverter.

    The effective aperture was F5.6, but was bright enough that I still had a shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second at ISO 200. Was still not fast enough to freeze the wing movement though.

    Enjoy...

    Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

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    Re: Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    WOW! I would love to get a shot like that, very nice.

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    Re: Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Getting those 'in flight' shots, even though there might be a bit of blur on the wings, is pretty impressive. Well done, Michael.

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    Re: Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Excellent shots and well done to catch these guys.

    Freezing wings - a bit of wing blur makes more sense then a fully frozen shot as it conveys a sense of motion.

    I spent a lot of time last summer doing the same and it was a frustrating experience though rewarding when it all came right.

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    Re: Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Very nicely done. Must take a lot of patience.

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    Re: Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Great shots, Michael. I agree with Bobo about the wing blur. I prefer the first image to the second one because the blurred wings give it that sense of action.

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    Re: Some DragonFly Shots from Pagie

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for your words of encouragement.

    I like to think that we all have a bit of luck occasionally and I think I used mine for this week.

    Have a great week and may the photography gods look favourably upon us all.

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