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    Flight of the Dragonfly... More Images Added

    This morning my wife saw this dragonfly hovering in our backyard. It would go away and then return to hover again. I hurried out with my camera. The camera was struggling to focus on the dragonfly, wanting to focus across the fairway on the houses and trees. To overcome this I focused on the grass approximately the distance that the dragonfly was away, with this as a starting point if locked onto focus. Posted below is the one I like the best. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

    Flight of the Dragonfly

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    Looks like your focus trick worked splendidly. Impressive DOF for a side-shot too, just look at them wings . .

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    That is amazing. How did you manage to get the shot of him in flight without the wings blurring?

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by jprzybyla View Post
    Posted below is the one I like the best.
    I am not at all surprised. That is a magnificent image. Nothing more to say really. Just wonderful. That's sheer skill.

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by xpatUSA View Post
    Looks like your focus trick worked splendidly. Impressive DOF for a side-shot too, just look at them wings . .
    Thank you Ted, your comment is very much appreciated.

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by HiImTom View Post
    That is amazing. How did you manage to get the shot of him in flight without the wings blurring?
    Hello Tom, thank you for your comment. Regarding your question... a very high shutter speed and a lot of luck.

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    I am not at all surprised. That is a magnificent image. Nothing more to say really. Just wonderful. That's sheer skill.
    Thank you Donald, very much appreciated.

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    A shot that is really difficult to nail and you did it. Well done.

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    A shot that is really difficult to nail and you did it. Well done.
    Thanks Bobo, very much appreciated. I told you once that I did not attempt to shoot dragonflies in flight when you were posting them, yesterday I cound not resist. This one kept coming back and hovering. I was amazed looking at the image and seeing the legs folded up against the body. It made me think of retractable landing gear.

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    Very difficult indeed, i've tried a few times with no luck. Very nice shot joe.

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Very difficult indeed, i've tried a few times with no luck. Very nice shot joe.
    Hello Steve, thank you for viewing and commenting. I think this dragonfly was much like your hummingbirds, it kept coming back to hover.

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    Re: Flight of the Dragonfly

    I posted more images to this thread today. Anyone interested take a look.

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