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Old Apr 11, 2010, 8:50 PM   #1
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Default Just some fun shots today...

I was installing my new A/C unit this morning when I noticed this dragonfly in the neighbor's tree so, of course I had to go get the camera. This is with the 55-300 @300mm. Not one of my best but, its the first one I've seen this year.
the lighting was wrong but I used the flash for fill, kind of a strange angle but I liked the way the sun lit up his body

These are a little better...

Then all of a sudden all heck broke lose! all kinds of sirens screaming by, we had sheriff,ambulance, fire rescue hauling a boat and a helio up above


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Old Apr 11, 2010, 8:54 PM   #2
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Sounds like ya had a little excitement in your neighborhood, GW. What was going on?

Nice dragonfly images, too!
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Old Apr 11, 2010, 8:57 PM   #3
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Nice catch of the Sheriff looking back at you.
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Old Apr 11, 2010, 9:02 PM   #4
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Good thing he didn't think that big lens was an rpg

nice shots too...
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Old Apr 11, 2010, 9:16 PM   #5
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It's probably a good thing you were using the 55-300 and not something the size of a 300 f2.8 or the FA*600 etc. Wonder if someone objected to you taking pictures of the dragonfly? By the way, the third one is excellent and I can see what you mean about the light on the first one.
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 1:56 AM   #6
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They look like great shots to me GW!

Agreed with the Sheriff looking back at you lol, you can get into trouble over here for doing that, you know as you must obviously be a terrorist

There was a photographer who got arrested a few months back for being "too tall" apparently it "intimidated" the female police officer... I swear this country is falling apart...
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 2:53 AM   #7
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Last dragonfly one is awesome. Exciting day
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Old Apr 12, 2010, 5:55 AM   #8
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Great photos of two very different flying "critters!" #3 is indeed a very sharp and fine photo!
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Love the #2 dragonfly shot. That was a hell of a metamorphosis !
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Nice! Glad it was still there when you went to grab the camera.
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