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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #150 on: May 27, 2013, 11:12:41 AM »

I'd say you are pretty good! I've never been able to get such a nice dragonfly photo. Welcome to CR :)

Edit- If you don't mind, what equipment and settings did you use to shoot the dragonfly? I rarely see them and they buzz by very fast and never seem to hold still.

Here in switzerland we have a lot of ponds with nice paths made of wood so you can visit them. There you will find hundreds of dragonflies and also a lot of water snakes, birds and other various small insects.

If you wait near the water for a few minutes dragonflies will think that you are just a newly emerged tree and start ignoring you or even land on you.

Now you have to learn their flight path, usually they fly the same path all the time. So prefocus and wait till you have a chance to shoot.

I have a 60D and a 150 mm Sigma Macro. So I used rapid fire and tried to manually focus on the dragonfly. Perhaps you can use auto focus if you have a better camera.

My settings were: 1/125, f/9, no flash.



This is also example of a butterfly flying the same path for 20 minutes try to impress a mate. You would need a lot of luck to get such a shot. But if they do not alter their flight path at all its pretty easy to even focus in advance.
Wow! lovely capture! I never thought there would be water snakes in Switzerland!

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #150 on: May 27, 2013, 11:12:41 AM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #151 on: May 27, 2013, 01:13:22 PM »
Shot with a Canon 200mm f2.0 + Canon 5D III. Loving this lens!

The Falconer's Companion

Wow. Very nice shot TM.

Damn! Just as my itch for a 200 f2 went away, you had to post this. Beautiful image!

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #152 on: June 05, 2013, 06:14:38 PM »
Not my best but im keeping that for next year.
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #153 on: June 09, 2013, 08:25:29 PM »
MUST.... CRAM.... MORE..... SEEDS......INTO...... CHEEKS!!!!!!!
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« Reply #154 on: June 09, 2013, 08:26:56 PM »
MUST.... CRAM.... MORE..... SEEDS......INTO...... CHEEKS!!!!!!!


Ha ha ha Very funny. ;D  Nice shot Don.  :)

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« Reply #155 on: June 10, 2013, 12:39:40 AM »
MUST.... CRAM.... MORE..... SEEDS......INTO...... CHEEKS!!!!!!!


Ha ha ha Very funny. ;D  Nice shot Don.  :)

Love it :)
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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #156 on: June 10, 2013, 06:38:48 AM »
Swamp Wallaby (AKA Black Wallaby)
Normally a nocturnal animal, for the past 3 months, I've noticed this one feeding during the day, about 1km from my place. Solitary by nature, and very shy, this one allowed me to spend 10min photographing it from 70-80m away, before it finally hopped away. A beautiful animal.

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« Reply #156 on: June 10, 2013, 06:38:48 AM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #157 on: June 10, 2013, 07:15:03 AM »

Lynx B&W by Darlip, on Flickr
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« Reply #158 on: June 10, 2013, 04:34:39 PM »
In Denali National Park & Preserve Alaska with 7D 70-200mm f4 IS
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« Reply #159 on: June 10, 2013, 06:44:33 PM »
In Denali National Park & Preserve Alaska with 7D 70-200mm f4 IS

Really nice shot! Hope you were down wind ;D
GO MIZZOU :)
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« Reply #160 on: June 10, 2013, 09:01:59 PM »
south africa 2013

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« Reply #161 on: June 10, 2013, 09:04:22 PM »
one more

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« Reply #162 on: June 11, 2013, 12:19:45 PM »
One more from Denali
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« Reply #162 on: June 11, 2013, 12:19:45 PM »

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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #163 on: June 12, 2013, 05:58:05 PM »
Thought I might just hear your opinions on this quick shot i did yesterday. Find it quite pleasing myself, therefore i need your comments ;)

Haven't been doing animal shots before, what's to aim for?

(And which one do you prefer?)
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« Reply #164 on: June 16, 2013, 05:23:56 PM »
Great pictures all around in this thread, keep posting guys :)


Heres another one from me, a big male lion enjoying the sunset in Savuti Game Reserve.



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Re: Your best animal shots!
« Reply #164 on: June 16, 2013, 05:23:56 PM »