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Old Jul 1, 2012, 7:29 AM   #1
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I was shooting some orchids with the Olympus 70-300mm and then this dragonfly (I believe another blue dasher) came along and alighted on one of the branches and how could I resist such a ham, I think it's smiling

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side image - the stuff around it's face is not CA, just fuzzy hairs..

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Old Jul 1, 2012, 11:27 AM   #2
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Definitely a smile there ramcewan.
I like to see them in the yard, they snack on mosquitoes.

I see you use the Oly 70-300. Prolly my fav lens, especially for the price.
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Great detail on the face shots. You done good.
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Enjoyed viewing Ramcewan.

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Yep, good captures there. well done.
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The dof is a bit to thin, would like to see the whole dragon fly in focus in the 1st 3 shots. The back ground works well, it makes your subject stand out.
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The dof is a bit to thin, would like to see the whole dragon fly in focus in the 1st 3 shots. The back ground works well, it makes your subject stand out.
Well we all know that the only way to achieve that is Focus Stacking Sho !

I like them. Nice, sharp and the background works. Good series.
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Fantastic photos, beautiful.
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 8:54 AM   #9
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thanks everyone for looking and your kind words.

I did try a little focus stacking although it is very hard to get two shots that are perfectly aligned of a moving insect like this one. That said I was definitely able to add some more DOF.



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here's another shot from yesterday - no focus stacking here, used f8 1/40 exposure time and a monopod for stability



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