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Old Jun 20, 2010, 12:15 PM   #11
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Thanks Mandy.

If the conditions are right a nice 500mm tele can be a pretty good macro lens... until you have to hand hold it for any length of time
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I like using a telephoto for a macro, but hand holding a 500mm would definitely be a challenge. You did an awesome job
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 6:32 PM   #12
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With that lighting it wouldn't have worked so well against a light background. With the dark background it is very effective, and lets the the Flame Skimmer liveup to it's name!
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Extremely awesome shot Steve!
Amazing how well lit the underside is without using flash.
A few days ago I took a couple shots of a dragonfly with my 55-300mm and was really surprised how well they came out.
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With that lighting it wouldn't have worked so well against a light background. With the dark background it is very effective, and lets the the Flame Skimmer liveup to it's name!
I agree. The dark background really adds to the effect. Thanks
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Extremely awesome shot Steve!
Amazing how well lit the underside is without using flash.
A few days ago I took a couple shots of a dragonfly with my 55-300mm and was really surprised how well they came out.
Thanks GW, I think the light being reflected up from the concrete patio may have been responsible for the lit up underside.
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Great shot Steve!

I agree - the colours and lighting have made for a wonderful photo.

And you have composed it very well. I particularly like how the gripping feet can be seen curling holding on.

Well done.

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Great shot Steve!

I agree - the colours and lighting have made for a wonderful photo.

And you have composed it very well. I particularly like how the gripping feet can be seen curling holding on.

Well done.

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Thanks Paul, I appreciate your compliment. Steve
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