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  1. #1
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    Big Blue Dragons

    I seen these big blue dragons today.

    Frank






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  2. #2
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    Nice ones, Frank. Really nailing the focus now.

  3. #3
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    The Tamron really likes to hunt on these small subjects. I used manual on some not sure which ones. These were right at the minimum focus distance of the lens.


    Thanks

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



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  4. #4
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    Well I'm not sure you can blame the Tamron for that.
    It's difficult to keep the subject in the focus area at the long end of the lens.
    I'm surprised you could get that close.

  5. #5
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    I zoom out when I lock focus I zoom back in. I shoot right from the car. When I see them land I move up.


    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

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    these are great shots frank, excellent focus. i found it easier to focus on dargon flies by sitting still and being patient. they will veentually get used to you and land close by. the tammie isnt great at AF on small focus areas; i had the same "issue" on my d300. its also very slow and noisy so its not the best for bugs unless you switch to MF.
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  7. #7
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    Thanks

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  8. #8
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    Very good Frank - I went out again yesterday and could not find any at all.

    I managed to get a couple of photos of them but they moved at the least movement.
    Looking closer mine is different to yours as it has a hairy body and may be a Libellula fulva - Scarce Chaser"



    You have found a great spot there to photograph them.
    Last edited by Anthony; 07-31-2010 at 01:10 AM.

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