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Old Sep 22, 2010, 8:18 AM   #1
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Well, caught this one when out walking...it is eating a fly or something
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Great set. The only time I have seen a dragonfly eating it was too far away, even with 600mm the shots aren't that good.

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Nice capture, Mike!
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 4:33 AM   #4
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Great set. The only time I have seen a dragonfly eating it was too far away, even with 600mm the shots aren't that good.

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Thanks, i had never seen them eating either, it was quite nice! i actually didn't see that it was eating until I looked at the photos.

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Nice capture, Mike!
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only thing i am a bit unhappy about is that the dof is a bit too shallow...should have used a higher aperture, but it is nice anyway
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Great capture of dragonfly, and of dragonfly behavior!

But when I saw the title of your thread, I thought you meant something like this:
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Great capture of dragonfly, and of dragonfly behavior!

But when I saw the title of your thread, I thought you meant something like this:
wow, nice picture!! what do one need to make such a picture? a good makrolens i assume, and an external flash perhaps?
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Sorry to take so long answering - have not been near a computer for several days...

The spider eating the dragonfly was taken with a Pentax A 35-105 f3.5, which is not a true macro, but does have some "semi-macro" capability. I don't own any external flash units...
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