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Old May 21, 2005, 7:48 AM   #1
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Today, I took these shots of this flying green coloured dragonfly using a canon G6 on full zoom and manual focus.
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Old May 21, 2005, 9:01 AM   #5
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I've tried this, and know how rediculously difficult it is.

Fantastic shots!:!:

What was the speed?

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Old May 21, 2005, 9:17 AM   #6
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Truly amazing!!!!!!

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Old May 21, 2005, 7:26 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot DBB and djb!! Dave, I used a shutter speed of 1/1000 ...and the ISO setting was 200. I took these photos around the day after the other set of dragonfly photos. These other shots are of a smaller yellow dragonfly...called a graphic flutterer.

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You are the Dragonfly pro Kenny. Awsome shots. I too have wasted time attempting those type shots. I didn't waste time watching the Dragonflies, I Love watching their aerobatics, but the capturing the image was a bust. How long did it take to capture the images? Looking forward to more. Woody
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Old May 22, 2005, 8:08 PM   #9
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Thanks so much woody! Thanks for the nice comments. It's great to hear how you like to watch dragonflies as well. I agree that it's not so easy to get them to be in focus while they're darting around all the time. For these photos, I took about 9 shots, with manual focus set to about 2 metres. The focus wasn't quite there for a number of shots. It was just lucky that this particular type of big green dragonfly has this kind of behaviour, where it keeps flying around in a similar pattern for 5 to 10 minutes, continuously doing fly-bys past you close to head-height. Other types of dragonflies...the smaller ones...buzz around all over the place, which makes things really hard.
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