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Old Apr 7, 2005, 9:03 AM   #1
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These things are quite amazing, very difficult to get in flight - the challenge continues, but here is a still shot. I like the expression on his face, something like Joe Cartoon's fly


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Old Apr 7, 2005, 9:29 AM   #2
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Great shot, Jake. I like the detail on the wings. Nice to see someone else from my part of the world.
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Great shot. Fantastic detail. Looks like a new gymnastics event for Dragonfly's! :lol:Still waiting for the dismount. Curious what lens you used for this one.

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Hi Nils, Yup nice to see a fellow SAfrican around

I used a 100-400 IS USM Canon [about 2m distance], Thomas


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Nice one Jake,

Bet you never do get one in flight. Still the beauty of digital is that it doesn't cost anything to keep on trying.

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The Challenge !!
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Old Apr 7, 2005, 11:03 PM   #7
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Hey Jake, where have you been my friend. I thought you were grounded for sure. Glad to see you back. This dragonfly is something else. Who would have thought of photgraphing one of them but you. And you did a really super job of it. Even the unusual wings are really sharp.

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Hi Houston, just sneaked out for a moment !!

I've been around, just a bit busy, my right hand man took leave, so the work load was a bit more than usual, but anyway, he's back, so on with the pics

Thanks for the comments, I have seen a number of dragon fly pics around, and some of them are really good, and Ithey make a good subject. I see you have got [or gettiing] a 100-400 lens? This was taken with the same lens, I'm very happy with the lens, it really has enabled me to do things that was not possible before, so enjoy it Houston, and let us enjoy the results, looking forward to them.

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That's a really hilarious expression that I perceive as well when I see this photo. It's a funny one hehehe...reminds me of those characters in roger rabbit etc.

I haven't been able to get a really close-up shot of a dragonfly in flight yet. But I managed to capture one doing a fly-by from a distance. I posted the picture yesterday..

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...62&forum_id=11

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That's a really hilarious expression that I perceive as well
I don't know if you know Joe's cartoons [some "sick" humour] but sometimes very good www.joecartoons.com, and somehow this guy's expression reminds me of joe's characters

I'm still trying to get a real close flying pic [probably have to anethetise the fella, or feed him something to slow him down]

Incidently, I spoke to a chap here in SA who's quite involved in compiling photographs for bird books and reptiles, etc, and he says there are tricks that they use [ie : put a frog in the fridge to cool it down to make it less mobile, then strategically place it "in the wild" and photograph it at will]

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