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  1. #18071
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    Damselflies, as Promised. :-D

    Her are the three decent damselfly shots from Yesterday. Could have had more if I could stay squatted down long enough, old legs don't let me do that as long as I used to.
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    Falconest174
    Seeing the picture starts the process
    D7100, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-300 Macro, Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro,
    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod
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  2. #18072
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    Another great series Rich.

    Thanks.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
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  3. #18073
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    I've always wondered how does one manage to get so close?
    Film
    Nikon EM, Series E lenses 50mm f1.8|28mm f1.8|100mm f2.8, Sigma 80-200mm f4.5-5.6
    Minolta Riva 100AF, Sinpo PQ-3, Olympus mju-III wide 100, Yashica 635
    Digital
    Sony cybershot W90, cybershot T90
    Canon A720i|400D|7D|5DMKII|85mm f1.8|24-105mm f4|135mm f2|40mm f2.8|430EX II*2|BG-E3|BG-E7
    Sigma 24mm f1.8|50mm f2.8|105mm f2.8 Samyang 8mm fisheye
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  4. #18074
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    Faisal;
    Move slow! Take your time and don't get frustrated if the insect flies off. Not necessarily spooked by you, just it's natural 'flighty' behavior. Dragonflies are more likely to be spooked, so caution and very slow movement is the rule with them. Some like to pick a specific spot and will perch repeatedly on the same branch or stem. Other species don't perch except during mating or at night. Those are the most difficult to shoot. I usually spend quite a bit of time trying to shoot in-flight pics and may get 1 or 2 out of a dozen or more flying shots that are good enough to save, even on high speed burst mode.
    Darn, now I gave away all my secrets.
    Last edited by Falconest174; 06-20-2014 at 06:47 AM. Reason: more text
    Falconest174
    Seeing the picture starts the process
    D7100, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-300 Macro, Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro,
    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod
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  5. #18075
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    I never try dragonflies but I did bees. The buggers can't stay still for 2 seconds. Needless to say, I hardly get anything I'm satisfied with; which is the reason why you've never seen them here.
    Last edited by tim11; 06-20-2014 at 04:19 PM.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  6. #18076
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  7. #18077
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    A difficult bee shot Rich. They can move quickly enough to spoil focus attempts, or quickly bury themselves in the flower.
    D7000, D70, CP990, CP900, FE.
    50mm f/1.8, Sigma 18-125, Sigma 24-70 f/2.8, Nikon 18-105 VR, Nikon 55-200 VR, Nikon 43-86 f/3.5 AiS, Vivitar 28-90 F/2.8-3.5 Macro, Vivitar 75-205 F/3.8-4.8, SB800.
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  8. #18078
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    2 at once, show off!
    Falconest174
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    D7100, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro, Tamron 70-300 Macro, Sigma 17-70 F2.8 Macro,
    Tamron 70-300 Di VC USD 60Th Anniv. ,SB700, Vivitar 383, Manfrotto t-pod, monopod
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  9. #18079
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    I have some bee shots too but they had never 'posed' to the way I wish. Either I have good focus when they turned away or they look the right way but I shot them out of focus. I can't really bother upgrade the equipment for for insects though.
    Nikon D90, D80
    Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB

  10. #18080
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    McKenzie Falls in the Grampians (a few hours drive away or I'd go there more often)

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