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Old Jul 5, 2005, 9:14 PM   #1
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Captured some dragonflys in flight... not as easy as I thought.
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just got to say one thing WOW! how did you manage to follow them in flight??!!




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Very impressive indeed, please share your methods.

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Very, very good Kem. What kind of exercises do you do to keep in shape to move fast enough to get these kind of shots.

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Thanks Shanti, Checklg and Houston!

Glad you liked the pictures. I'd been sitting on the edge of a pond waiting for an Osprey I'd seen the previous day to show up. I was getting pretty bored and had already pulled all the pedals off the wild daisysaround me. I wasabout ready to leave when I noticed that the Dragonflies I was watching on the waters edge were guarding a certain stretch of territory and had repeated flight patterns. I setup my camera for a particular spot I knew they'd fly through. I'd then (handheld) track and zoom in. I put my camera on auto focus, which beeps once in focus, and fire off multiple frames. The lens I was using was a Nikon 80-400mm VR, which differentiates horizontal panning when compensating for movement. I'd had maybe one out of ten shots come out decent. Once in a while a dragonfly would hover and I'd have a few seconds to get a good shot, like the last three pics, but these were always from behind. The Dragonflies would never hover facing me. I think they saw the camera lens and figured I was some desperate balding cycloptic bird sizing them up for a meal. Once in awhile an intruder would violate airspace and a big noisy fight would ensue, wasn't lucky enough to get this captured but there's always next time!
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fantastic shots!!!! oh oh!!! Kenny Leung has major competition!!!:blah:

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