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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2014, 09:59:52 AM »
There are some crazy, amazing images here!  Here's a few of my more humble offerings...  :D
All shot with 5D MKIII and 100-400mm
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2014, 09:59:52 AM »

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2014, 10:07:17 AM »
This was the very first image I took, the day my brand new 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens arrived, back in 2011!  Needless to say, I kept the lens!  ;D
7D & 70-200mm f/2.8 II
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2014, 02:15:33 AM »
Hi,

I'm new here. As many others, i used Canonrumors for news about new cameras and lenses. For example Eos 7D MK II and a "real" 4.0 400mm. :-)
Well, except Winter, i'm not a birder, i would say, i am part of the Macro fraction. But i like tele lenses, 200mm onwards is fine. Some kind of freudanian complex? :-)
The solution, at last for me, was simple, flying dragonflies. A few days ago i found  a dragonfly thread in the animal kingdom, but only a few pictures in the thread. That's the main reason for me to register.
Most of my pictures are handheld, except "early morning" macros and long time exposure.
Until August 2013 i'm use MF for flying dragons, since then i'm using AF. Well, i have bought last year a 2.8 300 MK II and use since AF.


Sympetrum striolatum



Aeshna cyanea



Aeshna cyanea



Aeshna mixta





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Helmut

Quite nice!

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2014, 02:18:16 AM »
Spectacular shots Helmi2010!

Here are a few of mine!

I like yours the best so far, great job!

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2014, 02:18:48 AM »
600mm   Mark II 1Ds
 no robotics used  in these  flight  shots LOL

Great work Gary!

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2014, 02:20:24 PM »
Here's a couple more to add to these amazing dragonfly pictures. Love that they tend to land repeatedly in the same spot

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2014, 02:44:31 PM »
This was the very first image I took, the day my brand new 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens arrived, back in 2011!  Needless to say, I kept the lens!  ;D
7D & 70-200mm f/2.8 II

I really like those shades of green.

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Re: DragonFly Series
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2014, 05:29:26 PM »
Dragonflies and damselflies are my favorite macro subjects.  The details of the wings and other aspects of their anatomy are so interesting and photogenic.  At last count, I had decent images of about 100 species.  Hoping for more this year.  Keep those great dragonfly photos coming!

Shot with Canon 7D and Sigma 150mm macro with 1.4X TC, all in northern FL. 

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2014, 10:14:56 AM »
600mm   Mark II 1Ds
 no robotics used  in these  flight  shots LOL

Great shots Gary!

Is this Aeshna multicolor?
 live in europe and unfortunately there are not many Dragonflies species here.

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Helmut

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2014, 10:16:31 AM »
Hi,

A few older pictures, 3 flying dragons and one sleeping.



Aeshna cyanea, Eos 7D, EF 4.0 300mm, 1/640, F4, ISO 200, MF, Handheld, almost uncropped




Aeshna mixta, Eos 7D, EF 4.0 300mm, 1/800, F 6.3, ISO 200, MF, Handheld, 40% crop



Aeshna mixta, Eos 7D, EF 4.0 300mm + 1.4X TC, 1/640, F 9, ISO 320, MF, Handheld, almost uncropped




Anax imperator, Eos 7D, EF 3.5 180mm Macro, 1 Sec., F 9, ISO 160, MF, Tripod, uncropped

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Helmut

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2014, 11:14:06 AM »
Hi,

A few older pictures, 3 flying dragons and one sleeping.


Very nice series. I really like the last one. Well done Helmut.

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2014, 02:54:15 AM »
Hi,

A few older pictures, 3 flying dragons and one sleeping.



Aeshna cyanea, Eos 7D, EF 4.0 300mm, 1/640, F4, ISO 200, MF, Handheld, almost uncropped




Aeshna mixta, Eos 7D, EF 4.0 300mm, 1/800, F 6.3, ISO 200, MF, Handheld, 40% crop



Aeshna mixta, Eos 7D, EF 4.0 300mm + 1.4X TC, 1/640, F 9, ISO 320, MF, Handheld, almost uncropped




Anax imperator, Eos 7D, EF 3.5 180mm Macro, 1 Sec., F 9, ISO 160, MF, Tripod, uncropped

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Helmut

Helmut beautiful captures; excellent series!!

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2014, 07:36:36 PM »
Huzzah!  I'm finally able to join the dragonfly thread!  Mine aren't quite as fancy as the ones posted above.  I'm shooting with a Canon 5D3 w/ a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AIS (manual!!) lens, and a Canon 1.4x extender.  The closest I can focus is 4 meters away, so these shots were all between 4-5 meters away.  Everything was handheld, and focus manually.  This old lens has some serious purple fringing, and the flies had the sun shining on them, but the background was shaded.  And while they say you can fix it all just fine in post, when your subject is this small, you can only fix so much before it adds to the problem.

IMG_5195 by yorgasor, on Flickr

IMG_5161 by yorgasor, on Flickr

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2014, 07:36:36 PM »

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2014, 05:19:26 AM »
Hi Yorgasor.
I don't know why you would say they are not as fancy as others, they are different, and that you took them in flight nailed the focus and with a manual lens hand held with a 420mm lens with no IS, not bad in my opinion.
I think they are nice shots.
Whatever PP you have done seems just enough to not have added to any problems!

Cheers Graham.

Huzzah!  I'm finally able to join the dragonfly thread!  Mine aren't quite as fancy as the ones posted above.  I'm shooting with a Canon 5D3 w/ a Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AIS (manual!!) lens, and a Canon 1.4x extender.  The closest I can focus is 4 meters away, so these shots were all between 4-5 meters away.  Everything was handheld, and focus manually.  This old lens has some serious purple fringing, and the flies had the sun shining on them, but the background was shaded.  And while they say you can fix it all just fine in post, when your subject is this small, you can only fix so much before it adds to the problem.

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2014, 10:14:59 PM »
Thanks for starting this thread SolarGravity.  Inspired to go out and try something new.
Here are my humble offerings.  Many great shots here.
1DIV, 5DIII, 7D and too many lenses to list.
Too much time, too little gear...scratch that, reverse it.

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2014, 10:14:59 PM »