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Lovely shot, Maximilian.
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This one perched on a watering can in my garden. RF100mm + MT14EX + diffuser:

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A few days earlier a similar one perched on the fence, RF100-500mm:
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Great day for me for Migrant Hawkers. One perched in front of me and was front lit. It then flew in front of me, but he was backlit and it took some work to get the colour back.

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A 2-second burst of 24 shots at 12 fps with EFCS on the R5 and 100-500mm shows nicely how it flaps its wings when hovering.

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Yesterday I found this really, really old female black-tailed skimmer. They normally fly until mid of August.
Their body normally is yellow-brownish. Brown-greyish is a sign for its aging.
And look at the wing tips and wing edges...

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A pair of Common Darters making sure we have something to photo in the future. R5 + 100-500mm as usual.

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A pair of Common Darters making sure we have something to photo in the future. R5 + 100-500mm as usual.
Especially the one in flight is great, Alan.
Out of interest: how many DIF "non-keepers" regarding AF locking do you have with the R5?
 

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Especially the one in flight is great, Alan.
Out of interest: how many DIF "non-keepers" regarding AF locking do you have with the R5?
Varies according to how fast and erratic they are flying, whether they are just hovering, how fast I can move the camera and lens, background, distance etc, and what I consider to be a keeper. The number of keepers varies from frustratingly low when they are darting like mad against a confusing background to boringly easy when they are hovering against a plain background at just the correct angle.
 
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... The number of keepers varies from frustratingly low when they are darting like mad against a confusing background to boringly easy when they are hovering against a plain background at just the correct angle.
Thanks for that info.
Seems I don't need to sell a kidney or anything else. But it's tempting, still. And veeeery expensive.
Maybe I'll managed saving when R5 Mk II arrives ;)
 
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A Common Darter symbolically on an autumnal leaf to show the beginning of the end of its brief season. I used focus stacking (R5 500mm).

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