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Old Aug 10, 2008, 5:24 PM   #11
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* As always, any tips for improvement on the photographs or corrections on my tentative IDs is appreciated.
Can't see much (if any) room for improvement in these photos. Very impressive.
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 7:19 PM   #12
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All wonderful shots - better than what I normally get when trying to shoot dragon flies.

Lester A Dine makes photo stuff for dental photography. The classic Lester A Dine dental lens is a 1:1 macrolens that is supposed to be made by Kiron (what I've read on the internet). Kiron also sold a macro lens under their own name, as well as making the Vivitar Series One 105mm macro. It's an excellent lens.
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Old Aug 10, 2008, 8:02 PM   #13
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Thanks Jay, Penolta, and Harriet. Harriet is correct Jay, the Kiron 105mm macro was sold under their own name, Lester A Dine, and Vivitar Series 1. The Vivitar Series 1 lens was marketed as being f/2.5 but from what I have read is the exact same optics as the other two. For how many takes, I had at least a couple hundred dragonfly shots, maybe 75 survived the first cull, and these are some of the best of those.

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 1:01 AM   #14
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These are fabulous. Congratulations.

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 1:30 AM   #15
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You are a master! Nuff Sed!

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 1:34 AM   #16
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The dragonflies are beautiful. So colorful. So lifelike. I liked the red one the most. It brought back memories of the WWI German ace, the "Red Baron" who mostly flew a red, tri-winged Fokker (Sp). What this photographer has produced, albeit sortings from a mass of pictures, is pure art. The photos would grace and excite art museums around the world. My opinion anyway.

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Old Aug 11, 2008, 8:54 PM   #17
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Thanks BB2, Dawg, and Old Engineer (OE, careful or you will change my hat size).
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These are spectacular, #5 being my favourite but they all play in top leauge.

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Tim,
These are all superb! The first one made me laugh right out loud.:lol:GW

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Old Aug 12, 2008, 10:03 PM   #20
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I like them all! The saturation in the first two are really BANG! I like it!

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