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  1. #1
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    Dragonflies

    Here are a few dragonflies.

    Frank







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    Great photos Frank; here is a Azure damselfly I took last week. I was trying for a Dragon fly but they would not stay still

    As I say the dragon flys will not stay still and even when I see them in one place and when I sit there ready for them to return they land somewhere else - we have some big blue ones here that look 2-3" long. I am wondering if I should try and get out earlier while they are still cold?
    Any tips - I only have my 18-55 kit lens and wide angle?

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    I shot these right from my car. They always seem to land in the same place. I just waited till they came back. There were thousands of them flying around.

    Thanks
    Frank
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    Smile So ...

    You found yourself dragon the A100 around with you, huh?

    Good stuff, Frank!
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    Thanks for looking

    Frank
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    helicopters....lol

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    Frank,

    Those are some great shots. Nice blurred background with the dragonflies sharp.
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    Well you encouraged me Frank - down at the lake at 06:30 on a DAY OFF !

    No large dragonflies - I assume that part of their life cycle is over as thinking about it I have not seen any for a couple of weeks now.

    I already had a place where the damson flys were and went back there; took 17 photo and I think these are the best 2.

    Calopteryx splendens - Banded Demoiselle





    Still not 100% happy with the depth of field as not all the fly is in focus on most of the shots.
    Last edited by Anthony; 07-21-2010 at 02:44 AM. Reason: Added name of dragonfly - uploaded with EXIF data intact.

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    No EXIF data for us to look at.

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    Sorry Peekayoh - nobody on has asked to see the EXIF data before and the forum software strips it. New copies uploaded with the EXIF data intact.

    I did not know if I should change/remove the makers name and model

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