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Old Sep 8, 2005, 6:47 PM   #11
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Hi, thanks,

it is my smaller pond, only 500 litres and this summer I saw

about 25 Dragonflys coming out of the water. I think they love

this pond:G.

In my bigger pond (5 to 4 meters) I had never seen so much

Dragonflys before.

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Old Sep 18, 2005, 7:25 PM   #12
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great shots I have tried to get some pics of dragonflies but mine don't turn out like that I have a nikon d70 with a micro 60mm and a 80-400 VR what could i set my camera at to get crisp photos like that

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"ANY HELP?

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Old Sep 19, 2005, 2:05 PM   #13
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Hi,

Set the D70 to Macro-Mode, go as near as you can and dont shake the camera too much, then the result must be better than mine withyour equipment.

Try, try and try:G

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PS: What is the 1:1 distance to the object with your Micro Nikkor, does it have an Image Stabilizer?
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Old Sep 26, 2005, 8:02 AM   #14
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wonderful shots, had some dragonflies in my garden too but they were way too shy and fast moving

I'll try again - maybe I am lucky next time.
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 9:37 PM   #15
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Excellent kklaus, I don't know how you get those shots. I am lucky if I can get within 10 feet of one. The colors and sharpness is perfect.
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Old Oct 2, 2005, 11:09 AM   #16
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Thanks,

this was very easy, because the pics were taken before the first flight ever.

The Dragonflys dont know that they are able to fly.

Just one or two minutes before the launch, they warm up there muscles

by vibrating their wings. And then you will never get so close like this.

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Old Oct 8, 2005, 7:24 AM   #17
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Easy or not they are spectacularly sharp.
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Old Oct 15, 2005, 3:15 PM   #18
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Wonderful shots!
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