70-300 Dragons

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D300 70-300VR M ISO 200

These were shot handheld using a 12mm Kenko tube, that gave me much better working distance than my 105mm. These results are better than I had hoped, they were shot at noon in direct sunlight, next time I will try for a cloudy day and probably a tripod (or monopod).

Thanks for looking, Jeff

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Thanks for the comments!

I tried the 20mm tube today (with the 70-300VR), the smaller dragon in flight kept harassing the Twelve Spotted Skimmer, I'm not sure if it wanted the perch or if something deeper was going on...

Twelve-Spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) Male
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Thanks tojor, they are much more interesting than I would have suspected!

There is a larger (blueish) species at the pond that I would like to capture, I have seen it flying but have yet to see it land.

These two were patient subjects, so far I am satisfied with the 70-300VR for Dragons. I think I will attempt some Damsels next with the 105.

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This is a great shot. It's difficult the get both of them sharp. Nice bokeh too.
 
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Very nice work, Jeff. I'm now inspired and will attach the 500D and go in search of these fascinating creatures.
 

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