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Old Sep 24, 2006, 5:24 PM   #1
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Finally had a dragonfly sit and pose while it was sunbathing.

Using the Sigma 70-300mm in macro mode from about 4' using the Sigma Super flash.



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Old Sep 24, 2006, 5:25 PM   #2
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And again - got several of this one!
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Old Sep 24, 2006, 7:23 PM   #3
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Ahhhh... one of the smiling types
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Old Sep 24, 2006, 10:45 PM   #4
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Sure is nice when they sit still long enough to get a good shot. These cooperated very well with you. Nice photos.



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Thank you, and yes in the sun he does havea big grin on his face.



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Very nice! These buggers are hard to photo. Top stuff!!..cheers......Don
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 4:58 PM   #7
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Cool dragonflies. I have a question. Since you used a flash on it, I do notice alot of light being reflected back at the camera from the leaves and other elements in the pic. Would a polarizer help in this situation? Or perhaps just increasing the contrast with photoshop?
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Yes a polariser would probably have helped. The sun was very high and to my left - temp was about 28/29C. Mind you I don't have a filter that big though!

Will try the CS2 route, although they look fine on A4 paper.





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