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Old Jun 17, 2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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Default No bird pics today

After doing some yard work in the 90+ heat I didn't feel like taking the same old bird pics.

Grabbed the 50-200mm + EX25 mounted on the E-30 and went looking for some dragonflies.

The dragonflies where very active flying around and would not settle down for me to get any shots.

Due to the heat I wasn't going to last long outside. Glad the E-30 is at least sweat proof as it was pouring off me.

I decided to at least take a few shots of something before going inside to cool off, when I spotted this giant grasshopper looking monstrosity in the grass, he was at least 4 inches long.

Grabbed a couple of quick shots and headed indoors to cool off.

Later in the day, when it was cooler, I was back outside where I noticed a small dragonfly land near me on the ground. He was so friendly that I actually got him to land on my hand, of course I didn't have the camera with me.

So that's going to be my goal this weekend to get some dragonfly shots.
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 6:30 AM   #2
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Excellent, excellent, excellent pics. Approx how far away from the subject are you when doing shots like these?

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Old Jun 18, 2009, 9:41 PM   #3
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Those photos where from about a 3 foot distance.

Next time I'm going to try and use the 50mm for some real close up shots.
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Old Jun 19, 2009, 5:17 AM   #4
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nice pic. thats a lubber. they'd swarm every year in central florida. what a mess. a baseball bat works well for infestations.

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