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Raghu Nov 20, 2005 6:47 AM

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May not be as appealing as Tchuanye's pics, but still I want to post my efforts in catching two varieties of dragonfly today. FZ3, no addl lens. 4 pics.

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Raghu Nov 20, 2005 6:52 AM

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Raghu Nov 20, 2005 6:57 AM

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3 This is a thinner variety, with fluorescent eyes, sits with its wings folded.

Raghu Nov 20, 2005 7:01 AM

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tiger98 Nov 20, 2005 11:39 AM

VERY nice shots Raghu! They could be peaked up in Photoshop to be outstanding! I found #3 interesting, I don't think I'd ever seen one with their wings folded back on the body! Jim

tiger98 Nov 20, 2005 11:53 AM

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Raghu, I hope you don't mind, I touched up one of your images in Photoshop to see how it looked. Jim

tcook Nov 20, 2005 11:55 AM

Very nice Raghu. I hope to get some shots of one someday.

bejoweth Nov 20, 2005 6:16 PM

Beautiful dragons and I'm amazed that you got them without an add on lens. I don't think my FZ1v2 will adjust so close without some sort of closeup lens on the camera.

rduve Nov 20, 2005 7:11 PM

tiger98 wrote:
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Raghu, I hope you don't mind, I touched up one of your images in Photoshop to see how it looked. Jim

Agreed. I love those shots, but they are a little pale, needed to have some contrast and color saturation added.

Raghu Nov 20, 2005 10:18 PM

Thanks for your comments. I think it is time I get photoshop. The 'paleness' could be due to the overcast skyproviding limited,dull natural light. I too felt the need fora brighter outdoors - these creatures would have come out well with better contrast.

Raghu Nov 20, 2005 10:29 PM

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I found #3 interesting, I don't think I'd ever seen one with their wings folded back on the body! Jim
Thanks, Jim. These thin creatures are a real treat to watch - they somewhat resemblecolorsticksfloating horizontallyin the air with tiny bulbs attached. Their wings are so thin and light you wouldn't notice them when the dragons are aloft. However, they stay still on plants and grass and are not afraid of us getting near them, and so are fairly easy to catch than the regular dragonfly.


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