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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:16 pm 
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Surprised to see this fellow on the path so I shot it, until a small kid ran up and scared it away :(

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That is awesome macro. They look like little flying skeletor men to me.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:06 pm 
Hi Guys, i am interested in trying to capture these great little creatures, but i can't seem to find any, Bearing in mind i am in rainy old england, where's the best place to find them! Lakes and water? I Have seen a couple in my garden, but they are very shy!
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The ones I have found were all near large bodies of water. This one and the damselfly in the original post were near the lakeside in Lydiard Park on the outskirts of Swindon. I also found a bunch of them on a trip to the Cotswold water park. So might be worth a look around big ponds, lakes or similar if there are any near. I believe it is getting late in the year for them so they might not be around for much longer.

I saw more, but most of them wouldn't stay still. They were all flying around. I wasn't prepared to try a blind MF shot on them, no chance for AF to lock.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:53 pm 
Ok Thanks, i saw one in myt garden the other day, but it didn't land, and when it did it flew of virtually instantly, maybe a target for next year!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:28 pm 
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Shot this a while back... It's one of my favorite insect macro shots... cos the subject seem to have a wide crazy grin! *lol* It was almost dark out when I saw this critter perched on a fence. Not being fazed with my bright flash and camera just 3 inches away... i fired away.

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Here's the url of the image. Hope y'all can get to the iemage now:
http://i1.treklens.com/photos/12710/dragonfly.jpg


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Welcome to the forum first off...


The image does not want to show for some reason...? Mind trying again?


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Hello Dennis, and welcome to the friendly Camera Labs forum!
Nice collection of gear you have!
I also had problems seeing your image and looked into your post. But the way you posted the image's url is totally ok. I have added the url at the bottom of your post so that others with the same prob can view your image. After I viewed your image once, it displays fine.
Don't know which kind of side-effect this is! Perhaps depends on the browser?
Very nice catch btw...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:41 pm 
Wow, thanks for the warm welcome guys!!! I hope to learn more about photography with all of you here in Camera Labs. I must confess, I've been a lurker here for quite some time and always drop by before making any major purchase :wink: :lol:

Sorry for the broken link ...



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:21 pm 
Hi

Here is my collection of Aeschna Mixta.
I used the nikon 300mm f4 af-s with kenko pro 1.4 on my d300.

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Beautiful! The last one is unbelievable!
Did the dragionfly hover long enough for you? When I tried this they were zig-zagging around. No chance to frame (and focus) a shot) :(
How fast is the combo of Nikon AF-S 300/4.0 and the Kenko-converter at focussing?

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:34 pm 
Thomas wrote:
Beautiful! The last one is unbelievable!
Did the dragionfly hover long enough for you? When I tried this they were zig-zagging around. No chance to frame (and focus) a shot) :(
How fast is the combo of Nikon AF-S 300/4.0 and the Kenko-converter at focussing?


I had the chance that he kept hanging on his place for a few (5a7) seconds. So i did a burst and there were some good shots.

The combo"kenko 1.4 and 300mm" is still very good. You do not loose sharpness and the focus is still verry fast. Only when it's getting dark he hunt sometimes. But that can be because the AF motor is need to be repaired.


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ducaudi some of the best shots i have ever seen 10/10


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Taken with my revered 50mm 1.8 lens...

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What, no macro?!
But you did some cropping, did you?
The reduction to b&w concentrates on the outline of this beautiful creature. Interesting composition!

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