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A Dragonfly

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by lmatney, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. lmatney


    Oct 25, 2007
    Goodyear, AZ
    A couple of weekends ago I found a pond near me with quite a few dragonflys. I had fun but they were not landing and my longest lens was a 200mm F4. It was a bit short and did not focus fast enough to really catch them in the air. This last Saturday I went back with a 300mm F4 AFS and a TC 1.4 on my D300 and it worked much better. 1/1000 at F9 and ISO 3200

    Thanks for looking.

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  2. 3whiteroses


    May 23, 2008
    Great capture!
  3. Outstanding shot.
  4. Excellent shot!
  5. Wow! You have to be pretty quick on the trigger to capture a shot like that. Nice going!
  6. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Excellent job on the beautiful dragonfly.
  7. Yikes!!!!! was that autofocus? I can't even get close with auto no matter what mode I try.
  8. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Dragonfly on the fly? Yikes! Great capture!
  9. SteveM10


    Jun 5, 2009
    Parrish, FL
    Great shot!
  10. Ryan Bradford

    Ryan Bradford

    Jul 14, 2009
    wow how did you manage to get that! Great shot!
  11. Amazing in flight shot.
  12. That´s a great DIF shot! Well done, Larry!
  13. lmatney


    Oct 25, 2007
    Goodyear, AZ
    Thanks everyone. It was autofocus and I caught him when he was hovering for a few seconds so it was not as tough as it may sound. Mostly patience waiting for one to get close enough and pause long enough to take a few shots.
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