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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #120 on: May 15, 2013, 08:33:19 PM »
After spending quite a bit of time standing on a rock in the middle of a swamp I was happy to have been able to capture these shots of Dragonflys.

I got many shots of them resting on bits of grass, but what I was really after was shots of them in flight.

I was using my 7D with an old ef-s 55-250mm lens.

Mate, I'm impressed. What is your technique for getting one in flight?

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« Reply #120 on: May 15, 2013, 08:33:19 PM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #121 on: May 15, 2013, 10:01:07 PM »
A variety of crop bodies all connected to Sigma 300-800 5.6.
5D III, 7D, 70-200 2.8 MkII, 24-105, 16-35, 10-22 EF, Sigma 50-500 OS, 300-800 Sigmonster, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC and a boatload of Canon speedlights.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #122 on: May 15, 2013, 10:45:58 PM »
After spending quite a bit of time standing on a rock in the middle of a swamp I was happy to have been able to capture these shots of Dragonflys.

I got many shots of them resting on bits of grass, but what I was really after was shots of them in flight.

I was using my 7D with an old ef-s 55-250mm lens.

Mate, I'm impressed. What is your technique for getting one in flight?


Thanks tnargs!
 My technique was pretty simple. I stood very still in the swamp for a while and just watched the dragonflys. After a while I could see particular ones were always flying along the same path, as though they were patrolling their territory. After that it was a matter of setting the focal distance that worked for me, putting the 7D into high speed burst mode and then tracking the dragonfly through the viewfinder and taking bursts of shots when they fly into the correct zone. For every decent shot I had another 10 or so crap shots (I am so glad that I don't shoot on film).

There are probably better methods than this, but it worked for me.


And while I am posting in this thread I may as well add another couple of my animal shots :)


Male Eastern Water Dragon by Idiot4Hire, on Flickr


Water Dragons Eye by Idiot4Hire, on Flickr

Both of these were shot with my old 1100D with the ef-s 55-250mm lens. I took the first shot and he seemed to calm and placid so I decided to see how close I could get to him. As you can see, I got quite close!

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« Reply #123 on: May 15, 2013, 10:49:47 PM »
A few more with crop body and 300-800 lens.
5D III, 7D, 70-200 2.8 MkII, 24-105, 16-35, 10-22 EF, Sigma 50-500 OS, 300-800 Sigmonster, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC and a boatload of Canon speedlights.

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #124 on: May 16, 2013, 12:23:20 AM »
Serengeti Wildebeest
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #125 on: May 16, 2013, 12:25:19 AM »
Kingfisher with grasshopper
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #126 on: May 16, 2013, 12:40:54 AM »
Lion Cubs
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« Reply #126 on: May 16, 2013, 12:40:54 AM »

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« Reply #127 on: May 16, 2013, 01:02:51 AM »
Hornbill
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #128 on: May 16, 2013, 01:06:26 AM »
Hornbill with snack
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #129 on: May 16, 2013, 04:00:48 AM »


C30D, EF 70-200, ISO 3200, Warsaw Zoo







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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #130 on: May 16, 2013, 04:22:11 AM »
hazard cat met in pain...miaou!
C5D2 24-105 @ 105 f/4 1/125 iso500
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #131 on: May 16, 2013, 04:41:23 AM »
Not the greatest image in the world, but takes me back to a great holiday every time I look at it.

Taken in Vanuatu 2010.


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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #132 on: May 24, 2013, 07:41:25 AM »
Big cat, by Swedish standards at least ;)


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« Reply #132 on: May 24, 2013, 07:41:25 AM »

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« Reply #133 on: May 24, 2013, 07:43:29 AM »
Big cat, by Swedish standards at least ;)

Very nice shot Darlip.

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« Reply #134 on: May 24, 2013, 07:47:25 AM »
Very nice shot Darlip.

Cheers, love the 70-300 :)
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« Reply #134 on: May 24, 2013, 07:47:25 AM »