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Old May 24, 2010, 1:39 PM   #1
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Default Damselflies 2 (as in the second set and 2 photo's)

Well another day that the air con in work hasn't been working, so today was hell in the office. Going out for a walk in the sun was actually refreshingly cool. Rubbish photo day, as I mentioned in the other damselfly thread, the common blue's are really skittish, and it was rather breezy, so difficult to take steady shots. And then the batteries died in my flashgun...

Aaaaanyway... not quite as vibrant as Friday's, but got the exposure better:



And finally the blue, was the only good photo out of the 5 I took, didn't come out great, not very sharp, but had to post it as I love them so much



Desperately need a new flashgun now, trying to wangle the settings for every shot to try to compensate for the flash firing at 100% is getting boring really quickly...
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They're both great Ash! Under the circumstances you couldn't ask for much better.
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Old May 24, 2010, 4:41 PM   #3
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Cheers GW!

Didn't think they were as well posed as Friday's.
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These are great. How did you persuade them to stay still while you got so close?
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Thanks mtnman!

Just sitting very still and quietly, the red ones are pretty laid back, so once they land are easy to approach as long as you are slow. The blue's were just taking off at the slightest movement though, hence not getting as good a shot.

Had to use live view and hold the camera at arms length, mostly due to the plants being in the water and me standing on a steep bank. Couldn't use the viewfinder without risking falling in the lake.
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two awesome shots,

keep up the great work

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Old May 25, 2010, 5:13 AM   #7
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