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Old Jun 22, 2011, 9:31 PM   #11
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Nice sweat Saly. I wish I could have some butterflies and dragonflies in my garden or near my area. I've never had a chance to shoot these guys. Hmmmmm...

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Old Jun 22, 2011, 9:38 PM   #12
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Thanks banksy, backyard and Dabbler!

UJEF - they are hard to find around here too. I have to go close to water and flowers, in this case at the botanical garden I frequent. For me, it's a matter of taking my time and walking very slowly though the park looking for opportunities. I spent the whole afternoon at the garden to get these shots..... I often take 1/2 day vacations from work to do this. Fortunately this botanical garden is within 10 minutes from my work.
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Old Jun 23, 2011, 10:32 AM   #13
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All lovely, but the first is outstanding! I love dragonflies, but have never managed to get a shot of one.
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 10:36 AM   #14
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Thanks mono, yeah dragonflies can be very elusive. But, every so often you find one that keeps returning to the same spot. I kept creeping up to him and waited til he landed close enough, then took about 30 shots! I blew the highlights though, didn't think to adjust the EV before I got close.
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 10:53 AM   #15
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Beautiful Yuki!...really very well done...love all of them!
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Old Jun 24, 2011, 11:52 AM   #16
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Great shots, Saly- as always! A pleasure to view.
A question for you- when you're shooting with your FZ35/LC55, typically- what kind of distances from your subject are you shooting at??
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 12:21 AM   #17
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Thanks Cole and Wes...

Wes - with just the LC55, I'm typically 18 to 36 inches away, usually more like 18 inches.
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Hahaha i love these blue dashers the colors look so nice good job
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Awesome shots getting the details of the eyes. Looks like the DF is posing for you or doing gymnastics. That's a prize shot IMO.
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