Dragonflies and Damselflies

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
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Feeling a second class citizen because I haven't an R5, went to a lake with the old DSLR to see if I can still do BIF. My cameras all have a flaw that makes BIF difficult - no flying birds. Instead, got a DIF of an Emperor coming straight at me. It was 10m away.

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You may feel like you have second class equipment but why do you have to fell like second class citizen/photographer?! I look at photos taken many years ago and can't stop admiring the skills and the knowledge of the guys that made it with their "crappy equipment"! It is one thing what the nowadays engineers can offer and very different thing what you and your skills can offer. Better instruments can make the final results better/or just easier, crappy masters can ruin the work of any instrument!
 
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AlanF

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You may feel like you have second class equipment but why do you have to fell like second class citizen/photographer?! I look at photos taken many years ago and can't stop admiring the skills and the knowledge of the guys that made it with their "crappy equipment"! It is one thing what the nowadays engineers can offer and very different thing what you and your skills can offer. Better instruments can make the final results better/or just easier, crappy masters can ruin the work of any instrument!
It's another of my little ironic, self-deprecatory, jokes that members of CR who use the spelling Rumour will realise immediately but not all of those who spell it Rumor. I don't use a ;) to denote a joke unless doing otherwise might offend someone who got the wrong end of the stick.
 

privatebydesign

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I generally type the word rumour with a ’u’ through force of habit, but spellcheck removes it automatically. I suppose it’s because I am English but live and work mostly in the USA and my devices assume I want the US spelling.
 

koenkooi

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Something a bit different, video instead of photos :) A few weeks ago I rented an R5, which the rental agency lost a few days before the date and suggested a complementary upgrade to the 1DX3. Armed with the 1DX3 and 180L I took a lot of pictures that morning, but also recorded short video clips using the 4K and 4K crop mode.



And one from earlier with the RP in my back yard. It was very windy and I tried to stabilize it in post. Pay attention to the background, it's a fence which doesn't move, but after stabilizing on the dragonfly it suddenly becomes mobile :) Even with the terrible rolling shutter it shows how much of the face is used for chewing.


My 4yo likes these short clips a lot more than regular pictures, which makes getting eaten by mosquitos in a peat bog at dawn even more worth it :)
 

AlanF

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What do you do when your R5 overheats when making a video of dragonflies? Simple, make an animated gif. Yesterday, was a good day for photographing a Migrant Hawker - the first time in flight for me.

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