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Old Aug 7, 2009, 7:23 PM   #1
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Taken today with the E-30 and 50-200mm.















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Old Aug 8, 2009, 7:08 AM   #2
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Great series of images. Composition, color, exposure and detail are all spot on.

You make it look easy..............thanks for sharing.

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Great series.

Each and every one is better than any of my attempts so far this year. I'm trying too hard to sneak up with a macro. I suppose it makes more sense to go long with the lens and working distance.

Thanks for posting 'em

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These are outstanding! Especially the two butterflies on one flower stalk.

( I'm trying too hard to sneak up with a macro. I suppose it makes more sense to go long with the lens and working distance.

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Greg, I don't shoot too many butterflies, but dragonflies require a long FL so you don't spook 'em..

Great photos...Robert
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Greg, I don't shoot too many butterflies, but dragonflies require a long FL so you don't spook 'em..

Great photos...Robert
My problem is three very active Springer Spaniels. When I stop because I see a subject, it doesn't take long for them to investigate what was so interesting to the boss.

I have better luck with Dragons, but even a flower isn't safe. They have flattened more than a few that I failed to get a bead and trip the shutter quick enough.

Why make it easy when you can have some company tearing up the countryside:-)

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Hey, your'e preachin' to the choir here, I only have one, but he's one too many most of the time LOL..
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Did you use either an EX25 or closeup lens in shooting these? Hard to imagine the 50-200 being able to focus that close without one of those, especially that first image. The times I've tried shooting these, they fly off about the time I get my lens trained on them.

Any one of these are better than my best effort.
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No, I took the EX25 and the EC14 with me but didn't use them.

A couple of them are cropped slightly.
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