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Lovely shot, Maximilian.
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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.
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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