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DragonFly Series
« on: August 20, 2012, 10:24:21 PM »
A perfect landing on the antenna of my car. This beauty actually waited patiently for me to get my camera and almost seems to pose for me. It was as if she was looking at me with equal curiosity. Both shots came about 20 seconds apart. The one is framed with the soft blue sky and the second was taken from a different angle. Then after she flew away she came back for another series. A true gift as I have always wanted to get a shot like this of these beautiful creatures.

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Shot with a my bestfriend my trusty EOS Canon 7D ( while dreaming secretly of a EOS 5D Mark II )
EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
1/200 at f/5.6
ISO 100
No Flash

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DragonFly Series
« on: August 20, 2012, 10:24:21 PM »

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 09:42:31 PM »
Nice shots! Funny how dragonflys will sometimes appear almost friendly. They often land on me to rest when im out in the yard. Humans know they eat pesky bugs. Maybe they know we know that haha!
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 09:27:03 PM »
1D X, 500mm f4 L IS and 25mm extension tube:

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 09:30:31 PM »
Same as the previous shot:

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 09:35:27 PM »
Again, same as the previous shot:

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 08:22:10 PM »
Dragon-Fly

Shot with 500D + 100mm macro USM.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10307637@N08/7869821174#

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 09:50:02 PM »


60D 24-105L @105mm f4 1/320

It landed, my camera settings were already in place from previous shooting (Manual), Took the shot, it flew off. Case of right place, right time.
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 09:50:02 PM »

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 10:28:54 PM »
Another dragonfly I was able to photograph.

Taken with 500D + 100mm macro USM non-L
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2012, 03:11:00 AM »
Wow everyone. I'm shocked on how amazing your photos are. Seriously fantastic on so many levels. The amount of talent in this forum is exactly why I have been coming back more and more these days.

Thank you all for sharing.


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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2012, 08:21:18 PM »
One from Saturday:

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 11:20:51 PM »
Some more:

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 10:55:28 PM »
I was out today and got these:
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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 11:15:53 PM »
Found another one from today I like:

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 11:15:53 PM »

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 10:46:45 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.


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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 11:26:26 AM »
Helmut, those are amazing dragonfly photos!  I'm impressed you could capture those so well in mid-flight.  I've tried it before with my 100mm macro lens, but it can't focus fast enough.  I have a new (old) Nikon 300mm 2.8 AIS manual focus lens, I might try some shots with some extension tubes (I might get some at rest, although they never sit long enough in one place).  I might have better luck with my 70-200mm w/ 1.4x extender and maybe some extension tubes to get closer.

Thanks for the inspiration, we'll see if I can get something good this spring.

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Re: DragonFly Series
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 11:26:26 AM »