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Old Sep 11, 2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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I believe only two of the shots were made with my macro lens, all others were taken with the 80-400mm Tokina. I am showing these more for the diversity of the specimens than the quality of the shots.

Northern Bluet: K100, Viv. 105mm, 1/350", F11 (-0.5 EV), Iso 400, CWA,hand held.

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K100, 80-400, 354mm,1/350", F8 (-0.5EV), CWA, ISO 400 hand held.

Male Canada Darner: K100, 80-400mm (525mm), 1/250", F8 (-1EV), ISO 400,CWA, Tripod.


I spent a lot of time trying to get this shot hand held. Took lots of shots and this was my best capture. I think next year with the k-7 I will be able to nail this type of picture. My camera was set to ISO 200 as I was using a tripod prior to taking this shot hand held. The Darner came into view and I began using my camera as it was, thus the low shutter speed & ISO.

K100, 80-400mm + 1.4TC, 1/45", F8 (-1EV), ISO200, 420mm.


My best guess on this one is a male Shadow Darner. My first K-7 macro.
105mm Viv, 1/400", F8 (-.07EV) ISO 320. Vivid Mode. I confess I had no idea what I was doing. I am still a little lost with the new camera but gaining on it.
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If these are shots from the hip... I'm full of envy! ## 2&4 being my favourites.

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All these are great shots, well done
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Nice job Lou.
I'd say these are all keepers.
That 80-400 is quite the lens!
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Lou these are great. A few days ago as I drove home from work, a very large dragonfly flew into my car! It buzzed around my head for a while, decided I was pretty boring, then flew back out the window in pursuit of whatever activities dragonflies do at this time of year.
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Good shots, you are being to modest, these are quality shots.
It's not easy capturing dragons.

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Very cool shots! Your K7 shot came out looking very good. While the camera is certainly intimidating, its not all that different. Play with it and pretty soon it will all be second nature.
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All well done. I especially like the flight capture.
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If these are shots from the hip... I'm full of envy! ## 2&4 being my favourites.

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Kjell I didn't shoot from the hip. Actually put the camera up to my eye. LOL

Thanks for the compliment.

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Hercules and GW.

Thanks for the compliments!

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