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Old Jun 3, 2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Mostly because of weather times I've not been very busy shooting the new year nature subjects but yesterday was a good day to get .....back to nature.
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The dragonflies (here) are beginning to show in large numbers and I have much fun photographing them.

These with the E-P3 and Zuiko 70-300





This baby Red Ear Slider was fun to watch and a couple 70-300 images





....and a few very wild wildflowers like this Prickly Poppy (thistle) again the 70-300


and other very wild ones






The cattails are looking great about the ponds too.
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Good to see you being able to get out and about again, Bob, and you had some good subject matter to work with, too. That first capture is really good and the laughing turtle....well....you caught him at the right moment! Calling out a female? The detail in the second bloom is really nice.
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Excellent shots Bob. Color, composition, subjects, contrast, were all top notch. I like the whole series, especially the yawning turtle.
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The detail in the dragonfly shots is amazing. Must of used a tripod or bipod for those shots. Truly an amazing lens for the cost.
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Thanks very much for the comments, the camera/lens combination is really great for these type shots..... add the EX-25 extension tube for extreme close-up magnification and the detail can be even more amazing.

James, handheld..... it is an easy hold for these at about 4 to 5 feet subject distance.
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Wow, those dragonflies . . .
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Great captures, Bob! I love the Dragonflies and the yawning(?)Turtle pictures.
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....it makes me feel good y'all like the dragonflies.

I appreciate your remarks and the turtle, a young'un at less than 6 inch shell. It was so 'rookie' at the log that it just moved around on it for a photo session while all the grown ups slipped into the water at first notice of me.

This one is the smallest I've ever seen, wild.
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