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Old Aug 7, 2007, 2:31 PM   #1
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I had the perfect oppurtunity to practice my macro shots with this fellow.I found him on the deck..saturated (and perhaps brought down by one of my felines).So I gave him a safe place overnight and put him the sun this morning to dry off..Whirrr..went one set of wings..then he got the other set going and off he went.But he gave me some time to practice all the wonderful advice and tips I got off this board.If only all bugs would be this cooperative..:-)
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 2:34 PM   #2
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His wing..(or part of)
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 2:36 PM   #3
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A different angle...
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Old Aug 7, 2007, 2:49 PM   #4
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what setup are you using??

for the my DFs eyes i found a small DF on a small twig/limb in the morning and the temp was about 50F. i could do just about anything to position it with a finger.

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Lisa, I just say... say... say... WOW, what else is there to say?

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Old Aug 7, 2007, 3:11 PM   #6
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Hi Roy..there really wasn't much a setup..lol..just my K100D and the Kiron 105mm lens.I didn't need use a tripod or anything as I was able to set the camera flush with him on the railing..so it was pretty steady..the other photos were just holding the camera and being able shoot around him as he wasn't moving too much at that stage.I tried to get some shots of his back where the wings meet as there were some real cool markings but he began vibrating (engines must have started kicking in..lol)..I wish now I would have used a tripod initially.But I am sure the oppurtunity may arise again because this isn't the first dragonfly I have saved in my yard..:-)
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Thanks ,Kjell...I have to credit my subject with being so cooperative tho..:-)
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Co-operative or not, you surely outdid yourself on these ones.



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Old Aug 7, 2007, 3:20 PM   #9
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Awesome photo's!

This is one of my top desires, taking a few shots like these of a Dragonfly, this year I am adamant I will get some shots, last year I just couldn't find the darn things (or at least find them not flying) these shots have motivated me!
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Lisa, those are beautiful. The wing is particularly interesting because it something you don't see too oftenas well asso sharp and well exposed. Thanks for posting.

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