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    Not shure what they are really took a walk along the creek after work and this was all i could find to shoot.


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    Steve,

    Very nice shots.They are Damselflies.

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    Re: Dragonfly's

    ...the closest I can get with a point-n-shoot cam.

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    These two were taken in my garden this summer

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    Re: Dragonfly's

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Not shure what they are really took a walk along the creek after work and this was all i could find to shoot.
    Impressive shots with a 300mm lens Steve. Is it stabilised or did you use a tripod?

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    Re: Dragonfly's

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve S View Post
    Not shure what they are really took a walk along the creek after work and this was all i could find to shoot.
    Hmmm, no sympathy here Steve, I go out looking for that kind of thing and don't normally get that much variety

    Good shots though, and I can't fault 'em as I know how hard it can be to get a decent background.

    Well done,

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    Re: Dragonfly's

    One of mine from last month, 60mm macro lens
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    Re: Dragonfly's

    I find that with these long insects it is vital to get absolutely square with them in order to get as much as possible in focus. But, in reality, this can be very hard to actually achieve; and you often only get a few seconds for one quick shot, without any 'thinking time'.

    This one which superficially resembles Steve's specimen is a UK species which has the appropriate common name of Beautiful Demoiselle. This is the female, the male has a very bright blue body and dark wings.

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    And even with 2 tripod legs in the stream, and me lying in mud, I couldn't quite get the perfect angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timo2 View Post
    One of mine from last month, 60mm macro lens
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    Great!!!!

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