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Old Jun 12, 2009, 7:36 PM   #11
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Some fine shots of em. You're making me want to go dragonfly hunting. You have my sympathy on the PI. Never had any problems with it for years then got exposed once and ever since, if it's there, I'm going to pay.

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Old Jun 13, 2009, 7:14 AM   #12
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Never had any problems with it for years then got exposed once and ever since, if it's there, I'm going to pay.

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Jim,

Thanks for your nice comments. I hope you are wrong about Pi. I have heard this comment from others so I will have to be extra careful where I walk.

Near the meadow where I took these photos there is a quaking bog that has a boardwalk going out over it. Lots of dragonflies on the boardwalk margins. I will try and take my pictures there this year to avoid the PI.

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Old Jun 13, 2009, 9:24 PM   #13
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Really like these shots - I rarely see them since there's not a lot of water around where I am most of the time. We don't have Poison Ivy out here and I'm not sure I'd be able to spot it any more (I used to know what it looked like). However, we don't get off - we have poison oak. I avoid it whenever possible though I've never reacted to it (yet).
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mtngal,

Too bad Dragonflies are not in your area. They are truly beautiful creatures. The number of different species astounds me. They are also seemingly not afraid of human contact as they sometimes land on you and will linger for a while.

You're lucky regarding PI. Here in the East we are blessed with Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac.

Thank for your comments.

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nice shots
i can never get close enough to dragonflys, they always take off before i can get the shot framed
no idea what poison ivy is but it sounds like bad stuff
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Gumnut,

The trick in shooting Dragonflies is patience. When a Dragonflie lands and takes off he will usually return to the same spot several times. Just remain where you saw it and it should come back. Your *300 mm should take some striking pictures of them.

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