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Old Jul 20, 2011, 1:43 PM   #1
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Default Just dragon my cam around looking for a fly

And I found one, this is my second dragonfly since I got my camera.
Went to the park today but the stupid bugs just keep moving around
and this one just stopped for just a couple of seconds.

This is the second shot from today but putting it first because I like it better.
It was taken from a distance of 4 to 5 feet is my guess, the EXIF has,
<exif:SubjectDistance>168/100</exif:SubjectDistance> but I have no idea what it means.



This was the first shot.


This was taken a while back but the DOF was wrong, set to auto or something.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 1:53 PM   #2
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Good shots, lorenww. The first one is pretty details. I've never had a shot of larger Dflies like this before. Only tinny. Thanks for sharing.

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Old Jul 20, 2011, 2:13 PM   #3
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These were pretty small. I have seen the big ones and they usually have an orange coloring to them. I almost passed up the shots because he was a bit in the distance and thought at the time "This won't have any details" .When I got back home I was thinking, why did I take pix of the grass from the thumbs. I cropped two thirds of the image in Photoshop to get just the dragonfly and he cleaned up very nicely.

Thanks for the comment and looking.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 4:36 PM   #4
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G'day Loren

To my eye they are competent images ... tho the 1st image refuses to load to my laptop
The 2nd & 3rd are sharp & well delineated - so I would regard them as 'keepers'

Well done
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You have done very well to even capture one of these critters. Nice detail in the wings.
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Nice looking green Dragonfly!

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Old Jul 21, 2011, 4:06 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments, I'm getting a deeper respect for those that capture the bugs because the don't sit still very long.
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