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Old Apr 25, 2007, 9:24 AM   #1
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just shot these this morn. background is too busy for me. M200mm , f4 @ 11, 63mm ETs,flash and my handy dandy difusser.





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Old Apr 25, 2007, 11:13 AM   #2
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ok

your right the background is a bit to busy, but ... that's the only thing against these shots.

Can't wait till I get more free time to start hunting some insects.

(started renovating the living and have a rather big software project running that should get me the money for a bigma)



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Old Apr 25, 2007, 12:53 PM   #3
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Nice shots Roy. How close were you? I find it difficult to get close enough to a dragon fly to get a decent shot with the 100mm most of the time.

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Old Apr 25, 2007, 1:20 PM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old Apr 25, 2007, 2:54 PM   #5
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Hi Roy

Real nice

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Dragonflies have started already.

A few frustrating months ahead of me then.

Good shots BTW Roy.


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Nice shots Roy. How close were you? I find it difficult to get close enough to a dragon fly to get a decent shot with the 100mm most of the time.

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about 3', 1meter.
this was in the morning when it's still cool and they do not move very much. unfortunately it was in the grass on the ground. a good start tho.

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They look like a good start - knowing you, it won't be long before you post one that's absolutely perfect. And I've never managed anything even recognizable as a dragon fly.
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And I've never managed anything even recognizable as a dragon fly.
H,
do you not have an area of water near by ?
you have to have water for Dflies as they are like mosquitoes..

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The closest thing to a body of water in our area is the seasonal pond on a rancher's property and the ponds at the county park. Well, that's not exactly true, there's a lake not that far away that is part of the California Aqueduct system and on the edge of the desert (that actually might have some dragonflies - should go over there to check that out sometime). There's also a creek (that's being generous) where I have seen them on occasion, but I'd be amazed if they reopen that area this year - its located in the area burned by the Day Fire and we haven't had much rain, so the area is probably still pretty bare.
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