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Old Apr 22, 2005, 2:42 AM   #1
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I photographed this nice red dragonfly this afternoon with the canon G6.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 5:39 AM   #2
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Nice shot kenny. Nice and sharp and good color saturation. Not sure where
the dragonflies are hiding around here. There are certainly plenty of small
insects around now for them to feed on.
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Old Apr 22, 2005, 11:01 PM   #3
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Thanks woodmeister! Is it the right season for dragonflies over there yet? Summer's just finished around here I think, and there's still a few dragonflies hanging around. Temperatures are going down so they probably will disappear sometime soon. I had no idea that dragonflies can be so bold. Most of them over here seem to have no fear of people and cameras being in close proximity.
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Old Apr 24, 2005, 4:42 AM   #4
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How close did the G6 allow you to get to the dragonfly?

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Old Apr 24, 2005, 4:10 PM   #5
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How close did the G6 allow you to get to the dragonfly?

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Joe B ... With the dragonflies, it was possible to have the camera lens 5 to 6 cm or so from the dragonfly, with no zoom. This distance was around enough to get their whole bodies into the frame. I didn't really know dragonfly behaviours until recently. I initially thought that they'd be very edgy like houseflies, and take off as soon as you get close to them. But I found that dragonflies around here are not that shy at certain times of the day...maybe in the afternoon when they don't want to fly around too much.

After I found that they were quite bold, I became interested to photograph some dragonflies recently. Here's some links to those pictures...

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...ht=dragonflies
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...ht=dragonflies
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...ht=dragonflies
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...ht=dragonflies
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