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Old September 8th, 2010, 12:54 PM
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dragonflies

anyone else have a hard time chasing these lil buggers?
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Old September 8th, 2010, 02:03 PM
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Re: dragonflies

i've tried a few times, haven't had any luck. good job snapping one! I would maybe work on positioning him next time though, not put him in the center so much
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Old September 9th, 2010, 04:39 AM
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Re: dragonflies

They are quite difficult. I recently was able to get a pretty good one I think due to getting a new 300mm zoom lens. I was able to get right in there while staying 1.5 meters away. It's entitled "Tight Rope" here in the Macro thread. I must say yours has a much more pleasant color to it.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 09:47 AM
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Re: dragonflies

thanks guys!

was taken w/ a crappy 99 dollar walmart special Sony Cyber0shot dsc s650. 7.2 megapixels of shooting powah! lol.

seriously tho the blue dragonflies sit around posing waiting for their pic to be taken.. any other ones and they've very timid.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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Re: dragonflies

The trick to shooting DF's or most winged insects is early in the morning before they warm up.
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Old September 13th, 2010, 04:45 AM
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Re: dragonflies

Yeah I have fun chasing these guys too. There is a place here though that there is hundreds of them. Great capture btw
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Old September 13th, 2010, 08:48 PM
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Re: dragonflies

They seem to sense when you're just about to push the shutter and away they go!! At least that's the luck I get! LOL

Glad you got one!
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Old September 20th, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Re: dragonflies

Nice job . I'll have to keep the tip of early morning in mind. Haven't chased any of these yet but I have tried butterflies which can be pretty elusive as well LOL.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 07:18 AM
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Nice job . I'll have to keep the tip of early morning in mind. Haven't chased any of these yet but I have tried butterflies which can be pretty elusive as well LOL.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 11:55 PM
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Re: dragonflies

I'd stand off with my 400 mm prime on a tripod and wait for the little rascals to land, in the sunlight, so's I could get a real fast shutter speed.

BTW, your subject is a damselfly, same order, Odonata, as dragonflies, but dragonflies can't fold their wings back over their abdomen like yours has, only damselflies can that. But in flight, they look very similar

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