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Old Jul 31, 2006, 9:59 PM   #1
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In the almost 7 years we've lived here, I've never once seen a dragonfly around here...we live in the city and no lakes or streams very close by. After dinner, we all decided to go swimming...the family got in the pool, I spotted the dragonfly and snapped a whole slew of photos in the sweltering heat...had to scrap more than 1/2 though because they didn't come out at all. These are all taken in the auto mode with the macro focus I believe (stumbled on that on accident, lol)...I'm still trying to figure this camera out! lol There's NO cropping whatsoever in any of these, just resized for the forum. :-)I know they are not the best but like I said, still trying to figure out how to do everything with the P850.


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Old Jul 31, 2006, 10:00 PM   #2
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 10:01 PM   #3
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Last one to post here (don't think you want to see ALL 50++ lol)


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Old Jul 31, 2006, 10:30 PM   #4
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Your first time was in a pool? You'll never forget that.

Scrapping halfis not unusual when the subject is that small. As Boily indicated, you can use the close-up option with full or partialzoom. Not familiar with the P850 but there should be a button with the flower icon. If full zoom won't focus right then you are too close for full zoom and have to start backing off the zoom.

You probably want the smallest auto-focus and auto-exposure options for such a small subject.


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Old Jul 31, 2006, 11:17 PM   #5
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You only scrapped half? Good job!!!

I did some dragonfly photography at my cousins house and perhaps 1/4 of my photos were suitable. Very nice photos! And trust me, you will be figuing out the P850 for awhile:lol: I'm onto my second month and I don't know how to use all the bells and whistles yet.
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Old Jul 31, 2006, 11:24 PM   #6
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Very good pictures for a first try!!

The only way to get better pictures is practice, practice and practice:lol:

I think you did a great job...Its very difficult to play with the zoom and the macro mode to get the good focus!

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Old Aug 1, 2006, 9:53 PM   #7
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Your first time was in a pool? You'll never forget that.
LOL! No...we were about to go swimming , my husband and kids got in and thenI spotted the dragonfly which I've never seen around here, lol.



Thanks for all the comments :-)
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Old Aug 2, 2006, 9:03 PM   #8
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I really liked No. 2 Nik!



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Old Aug 5, 2006, 9:31 PM   #9
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I'd like to say nice pics but damn... You could have selected a nicer looking creature to show off with...
Those dragonflys are the spawn of the devil :G
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Old Aug 5, 2006, 11:05 PM   #10
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Now now machine, be nice:blah:

We don't all find the same things beautiful, take it from a red-necked prairie dweller like me, you find beauty in odd places.
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