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70-300 Dragons

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Houndog, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. 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

    1/320s F/14
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    1/200s F/14
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  2. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Very nice Dragons Jeff...
     
  3. Nice shooting - I love my 300 F4!
     
  4. Same as the first two guys said. Nicely done.
     
  5. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Nice shots Jeff. You must have a steady hand.
     
  6. 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
    1/640s F/14 ISO640
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  7. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Nice shot. Probably some territorial dispute. Happens all the time.
     
  8. 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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  9. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    This is a great shot. It's difficult the get both of them sharp. Nice bokeh too.
     
  10. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    #2 is very nice indeed, great image.
     
  11. These are beautiful Jeff.
     
  12. Holmes

    Holmes

    Oct 28, 2006
    Wyoming, USA
    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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