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    Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

    I captured these last Monday at Circle B Bar Reserve. Right now dragonflies seem more prevalent than birds... but the migrants are beginning to arrive. C&C welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for viewing.

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    Beautiful images Joe... #2 & #3 are my favourites for the clarity and beauty of the wings,,, maybe #3... It's very hard to decide

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    Beautiful. Sharp Back to front and that isn't easy. 70-300mm?

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    Technically perfect...

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    For me two and three are the pick of the four as the fine wind detail and colour is beautifully rendered but all are nice and sharp. Nice work Joe.

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    Re: Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Beautiful images Joe... #2 & #3 are my favourites for the clarity and beauty of the wings,,, maybe #3... It's very hard to decide
    Thanks Christina, I appreciate you viewing and commenting. Always something in nature that is beautiful to capture.

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    Re: Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by John 2 View Post
    Beautiful. Sharp Back to front and that isn't easy. 70-300mm?
    Hello John, thank you for viewing and commenting. Yes it was the 70-300mm shot at the 300mm end at the minimum focusing distance of about 5 feet at f16 for an aperture.

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    Re: Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

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    Technically perfect...
    Thanks Chauncey, very much appreciated.

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    Re: Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowy55 View Post
    For me two and three are the pick of the four as the fine wind detail and colour is beautifully rendered but all are nice and sharp. Nice work Joe.
    Thank you Barry, your viewing and commenting is very much appreciated.

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    Joe, amazing shots. The details are phenomenal . My success with small insects has been abysmal. Think I will try a longer lens approach. Keep up the grew work!

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    You are welcome Joe. I meant to say Wing not wind.

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    Re: Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Trailyes View Post
    Joe, amazing shots. The details are phenomenal . My success with small insects has been abysmal. Think I will try a longer lens approach. Keep up the grew work!
    Hello Rollin, thank you for viewing and commenting. I shoot a lot of birds so my long lens is always on my camera. I find that at the minimum focusing distance of about 5 feet it works well but to keep everything sharp an aperture of f16 is required because of the narrow depth of field.

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    Re: Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

    And these were all shot with a fairly high Iso as well

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    Re: Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    And these were all shot with a fairly high Iso as well
    Hello Geoff, thank you for viewing and commenting. I have to let the ISO go where needed because to hand hold with this lens I need a minimum shutter speed of 1/500 to overcome any camera shake. Bright light lessens any noise from high ISO's, also noise is easy to deal with in post processing where a soft image would go to the bin.

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    I like numbers 2 and 3. The gold color of the wings is just gorgeous.

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    Re: Four-spotted Pennant Dragonfly

    Quote Originally Posted by jprzybyla View Post
    Hello Geoff, thank you for viewing and commenting. I have to let the ISO go where needed because to hand hold with this lens I need a minimum shutter speed of 1/500 to overcome any camera shake. Bright light lessens any noise from high ISO's, also noise is easy to deal with in post processing where a soft image would go to the bin.
    Yes, Joe. What I sometimes do with this sort of scene when I get a bit of background noise is to run over the problem areas with a light blur brush.

    As you say, the problem gets worse when Iso is increased to deal with poor light conditions.

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