Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 11, 2010, 8:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Goldwinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Posts: 6,515
Default Just some fun shots today...

I was installing my new A/C unit this morning when I noticed this dragonfly in the neighbor's tree so, of course I had to go get the camera. This is with the 55-300 @300mm. Not one of my best but, its the first one I've seen this year.
the lighting was wrong but I used the flash for fill, kind of a strange angle but I liked the way the sun lit up his body



These are a little better...






Then all of a sudden all heck broke lose! all kinds of sirens screaming by, we had sheriff,ambulance, fire rescue hauling a boat and a helio up above




__________________
GW

Life's a breeze on a Goldwing...
Goldwinger is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 11, 2010, 8:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
gjtoth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Louisville, KY, USA
Posts: 6,931
Default

Sounds like ya had a little excitement in your neighborhood, GW. What was going on?

Nice dragonfly images, too!
__________________
Gary ---- "The best camera is the one you have with you."
<><~~~~~~~~~~~
Pentax K-70 ~ Panasonic FZ1000
My Gallery

--
Hebrews 13:3
gjtoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2010, 8:57 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
shoturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348
Default

Nice catch of the Sheriff looking back at you.
__________________
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2010, 9:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 629
Default

Good thing he didn't think that big lens was an rpg


nice shots too...
littlejohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 2010, 9:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,052
Default

It's probably a good thing you were using the 55-300 and not something the size of a 300 f2.8 or the FA*600 etc. Wonder if someone objected to you taking pictures of the dragonfly? By the way, the third one is excellent and I can see what you mean about the light on the first one.
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 1:56 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tachikoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wales
Posts: 1,086
Default

They look like great shots to me GW!

Agreed with the Sheriff looking back at you lol, you can get into trouble over here for doing that, you know as you must obviously be a terrorist

There was a photographer who got arrested a few months back for being "too tall" apparently it "intimidated" the female police officer... I swear this country is falling apart...
Tachikoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 2:53 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 52
Default

Last dragonfly one is awesome. Exciting day
Keithg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 5:55 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
mole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 8,522
Default

Great photos of two very different flying "critters!" #3 is indeed a very sharp and fine photo!
mole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 10:41 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Frogfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Shanghai, China
Posts: 2,774
Default

Love the #2 dragonfly shot. That was a hell of a metamorphosis !
Frogfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 12, 2010, 11:27 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 22
Default

Nice! Glad it was still there when you went to grab the camera.
placematters is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 6:58 AM.