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DyaneG Sep 3, 2011 6:52 PM

1st Try 55-250 ml Lens
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Spent the afternoon in the sun mucking about down by the River Charente and practised with the 55-250ml lens for the first time. Another first was getting some shots of a dragonfly. Still getting to grips with the focus point and exposure - so feedback and advice would be very welcome.

Koolpc Sep 3, 2011 7:02 PM

Waw. Love those shots. Superb!

lorenww Sep 3, 2011 7:25 PM

I recognize the first one and it is tiny.
Very hard to get the sharp focus and they don't stay around long.
The last one has incredible focus and I can tell it's tiny.

jjdog2 Sep 4, 2011 12:38 PM

I think you did a fantastic job on the shots! I love the angle of the second shot.


Square one Sep 4, 2011 4:23 PM

Wow, Good series Dyane

my choice has to be #3

DyaneG Sep 4, 2011 4:57 PM

Hey - thanks guys for the kind feedback and encouragement. Yip these guys sure do move fast and I was way too slow to get any "wing open" shots when they kept on flitting off and coming back. The stuck around, then flitted off, then stuck around, but it was a real treat for me to even see these guys around me. Thanks once again :D

saly Sep 4, 2011 6:26 PM

Diane, I think these are totally fab! Love the metallic colors and the fine detail. Good job! Looking forward to more.

mole Sep 4, 2011 8:45 PM

Beautiful job on these Jewelwings! Great sharpness, color & detail.

Note that these are damselflies, not dragonlfies. Damselflies (close kin to dragonflies) usually hold their wings folded like this when resting. Dragonflies usually hold them out to the sides when resting...

DyaneG Sep 5, 2011 1:51 AM

Hi Saly & Mole - thanks for taking the time to have a look and for the kind encouragement.

Mole - thanks for the ID - you are spot on, when resting their wings were always closed, guess that's why I was finding it so hard to get shots of the wings - cheers :D

banksy Sep 5, 2011 6:58 PM

Wow, #3 is stunning. Job well done.

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