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Old Oct 3, 2007, 9:21 AM   #1
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Lots of these hanging around lately. The tough part is getting a shot of one. Very skittish. Also, one more dragonfly......cheers........Don
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 9:23 AM   #2
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this shot was just a little off on the focus. Looks like it was just behind the head..
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great shots don. i was trying to pull up the exif on the dragon with opanda and it didn't work. can you post your camera settings please. thanks

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Old Oct 3, 2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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this shot was just a little off on the focus. Looks like it was just behind the head..
Forget thefocus - something else is just behind the head, too. The front legs are carried raised up behind the head - I noticed this in your other photo of the side view also, so since it is shown in both it must be a habit- perhaps they are too long to be tucked in beneath. Interesting. Glad you posted it.
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 12:49 PM   #5
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maybe it had an itch that it was trying to scratch...:?

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Forget thefocus - something else is just behind the head, too. The front legs are carried raised up behind the head - I noticed this in your other photo of the side view also, so since it is shown in both it must be a habit- perhaps they are too long to be tucked in beneath. Interesting. Glad you posted it.
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great shots don. i was trying to pull up the exif on the dragon with opanda and it didn't work. can you post your camera settings please. thanks

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Hi Hung...here they are..I was surprised at the shutter speed. Didn't realize it was that slow....
Shutter 1/250 @ F/4
ISO 200, EV +.3, Partial metering (been using this setting lately and like it a lot),
and Auto WB. Oh, and as usual, shot in RAW and converted in CS2.

I use this exif reader which is called "Exif Reader". Big surprise there. It's quite good and easy to use. Give it a try....it's free....cheers...Don

http://www.takenet.or.jp/~ryuuji/min.../download.html
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thanks for posting the settings don. i downloaded the exif reader. now do i have to import the image or can i just right click on the pic on the webpage to view the exif.
i'm impressed by the sharpness on the head and body of the dragonfly considering the "slow" 1/250 shutter speed. that image stabilization sure is great! i think the shutter speed worked well because i like the motion blur on the wings. really gives a sense of the buzzing nature of the dragon in flight.

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Old Oct 3, 2007, 11:42 PM   #8
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Don, that's a very unique shot. The focus maybe a little off but, that angle of the dragonfly negates that minor flaw. Great capture.
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great shots all round
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Old Oct 4, 2007, 9:35 AM   #10
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Thanks Steve and Julie........cheers..Don
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