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Another damselfly... managed to catch this flying but obviously I didn't get that close!

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And a couple of dragonflies:

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Nice capture on the damslefly!!! How many tries did it take for you to get it?


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I just counted some 36 shots of that damselfly. Of those, about 5 are 'usably sharp', but this was the only one where it was flying. In the others it had landed on something. I initially started in AF mode, but the foreground grass kept getting in the way and I had to revert to manual.

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Nice stuff, I’m gone have to go hunting and shoot some of those.


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They are fun to catch! Its really hard to catch one in flight but it gets easier to get one on something!

WestCoast - You should and then post one up here! I want to see more!


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That one you posted could probably make National Geographic.


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incredible stuff...I know the subjects lend themselves to photography, so glittery and the colors oh, my gosh...but this little thread is spectacular, I love snooping around here...


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WestCoast wrote:
That one you posted could probably make National Geographic.


Who me??? Or popo...???


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MBrutus2009 wrote:
WestCoast wrote:
That one you posted could probably make National Geographic.


Who me??? Or popo...???


I would give you the Gold and Popo a Silver ...this time.


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Hey thanks man! You really think that it could make the National Geographic??? Even close makes me happy!!!!! Haha! I have always wanted to go and look a picture in N.G. and realize its mine!!!


Thanks for the compliment!!!


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Be careful what you wish for, you could get parachuted into the deepest swamps of the Amazon with a compass and a can of Bug spray. :lol:


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Haha!!! Nice analogy!


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hello to all, well i am quite new to cameralabs forum and i have some shots of dragonflies that i would like to post but you see i don't know how :D i use picasa web album, can anyone give me some advice?
PS: The one flying is wow!


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I've managed to capture another shot of the same species I had captured earlier. This time I "only" had my Sigma 150/2.8 with me instead of the Sigma 300/4.0. It's not the best shot, but you can all see how shallow the dof is even at f/5.6 :shock:

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The image is slightly cropped, not more.

The other lesson I learned (again) was how shy these creatures are! It was much easier to shoot with the 300/4.0 from a distance than to get this one with the 150/2.8 (from around 56cm)!

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