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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2012, 07:51:53 PM »
Neuro, it is just that the EF-S 60mm has a quoted max. magnification of 1.0x whereas the cheaper EF 50mm f/2.5 has a figure of 0.5x (so I guess we should just use the reciprocal values i.e. 50mm macro has a max reproduction ratio of 1:2 whilst the EF-S 60 enjoys 1:1)

True...but that has nothing to do with the focal length, per se, which was what DJL329 was talking about.  I agree that the EF-S 60mm is a much better lens for APS-C users than the EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro, for many reasons. 
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2012, 07:51:53 PM »

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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2012, 09:05:11 PM »
I got a couple shots of a lizard EATING a dragonfly the other day...need to find those and process those...

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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2012, 11:37:41 PM »
In other words, a lens marked 50mm has a focal length of 50mm, and a lens marked 60mm has a focal length of 60mm ... - regardless of the size of the sensor behind that lens...

I knew that, so I don't know what I was thinking.  That's what I get for posting when not properly caffeinated...  :P
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2012, 04:12:00 AM »
Wow! Great shot...from only 1-foot away too, amazing it didn't fly away. It seems those macro lenses really do the job. 

@ jimmy156 what made you opt for the EF-S 60mm f/2.8 over the 50mm f/2.5? was just the extra reach?

Thanks! It did fly away, many times  ;D , persistance paid off though!

The main thing that made me opt for the 60mm was that it was bought for me as a surprise birthday present by my other half! It is however superior to the 50mm 2.5 macro in many way, 1:1 focuing, construction, AF to name a few!.

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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012, 12:16:58 AM »
Went looking through some shots from 2 years ago and came across this pair that I "caught in the act" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more...)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7370774322/#in/photostream
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2012, 11:13:54 PM »
Great shots!
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2012, 05:30:31 PM »
Went looking through some shots from 2 years ago and came across this pair that I "caught in the act" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more...)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7370774322/#in/photostream
Nah, that's just foreplay :P.


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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2012, 08:57:01 PM »
Very nice shots.  Here is one taken with 100mm 2.8 IS
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2012, 08:58:35 PM »
And one of a less fortunate damselfly!   
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2012, 09:21:01 PM »
Went looking through some shots from 2 years ago and came across this pair that I "caught in the act" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more...)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7370774322/#in/photostream
Nah, that's just foreplay :P.


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I saw a pair doing that this weekend!  I guess they really ♥ that position!   ::)


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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2012, 09:27:20 PM »
And one of a less fortunate damselfly!

Well, now I know why they call them "swallows."   :P
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2012, 12:41:24 AM »
Great shots!  Love the eletric blue of the top one...

I have yet to get good shots of damselflies, but here's one I like of their dragonfly relatives.

"Look Out Below!"


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Great shot.
Is it handhold or on tripod with remote shutter release?


And, if handhold; did you sharpen the photo?

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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2012, 04:04:55 AM »
Went looking through some shots from 2 years ago and came across this pair that I "caught in the act" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more...)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7370774322/#in/photostream
Nah, that's just foreplay :P.


The Mating Wheel by Kernuak, on Flickr

I saw a pair doing that this weekend!  I guess they really ♥ that position!   ::)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7411290870/#
They always seem to settle on something with a messy background, no consideration for photographers at all. In hot weather, I quite often see them flying in tandem, with the male "escorting" the female while she oviposits, so that another male can't hijack her and remove the first male's sperm.
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2012, 04:04:55 AM »

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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2012, 05:45:15 AM »
Caught these dragonflies in the act several years ago.  I was up to my armpits in a creek at the bottom of a ravine in rural Greece:



This was with a C/Y mount Zeiss adapted to my 10D & set to the minimum focus distance.  I can't remember if it was the 28mm f/2.8 Distagon (my walkaround lens at the time) or the 50mm f/1.4 Planar, but I remember being very close (less than 30cm/1ft).

The plane of focus just misses the head of the green one but I nailed the golden one.  In retrospect I probably should crop this a bit more...

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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2012, 08:44:30 AM »
Great shots!  Love the eletric blue of the top one...

I have yet to get good shots of damselflies, but here's one I like of their dragonfly relatives.

"Look Out Below!"


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Great shot.
Is it handhold or on tripod with remote shutter release?


And, if handhold; did you sharpen the photo?

Thanks!  Shot from a tripod with remote shutter.
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Re: Couple of nice damselfly's
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