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Dragon and Damsel

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by wingspar, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. wingspar


    Mar 16, 2008
    I rarely shoot bugs. Can’t seem to get them in focus, but after reading some threads on shooting damsels and dragons here the other day, I decided to give it a try when I accidentally stopped at a place that was teeming with them. Finding out that dragon flies are territorial in another thread really helped. I knew he would probably come back. While clarity isn’t great, and nothing like they looked on the LCD (D200), I decided to post some anyway. These were all done with the 105 VR and a 1.4 TC. C&C appreciated.

    NIKON D200    ---    150mm    f/7.1    1/180s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    150mm    f/11.0    1/125s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    150mm    f/6.3    1/750s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    150mm    f/6.3    1/640s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    150mm    f/6.3    1/800s    ISO 200
  2. Ron S

    Ron S Guest

    NICE!! Those are definately in focus, tack sharp even. That second shot is a 10
  3. nice collection of dragons and damsels

    beautiful shots
  4. Camare

    Camare Guest

    Gary... I think those are darned good! Better than anything I've ever gotten!! :smile: :biggrin:
  5. wingspar


    Mar 16, 2008
    Thank you three for looking. While these are ok, they are not up to what I was hoping for, but better than what I usually get. Too lazy to set the tripod up, so they are hand held.
  6. Nice series, Gary!
  7. nothing wrong with handheld Gary - that's how I shoot all my dragons
  8. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Very nice Gary. That's an interesting looking damselfly.
  9. wingspar


    Mar 16, 2008
    Thank for the comments. That last damsel fly was a neat color. He didn’t stick around long enough to get any more shots of him that were in focus. Today I saw a lime green dragon fly. He landed on the trail I was walking on right in front of me, and took off immediately, never to be seen again. I’ve never seen one that color before, except in other peoples photos on the web.
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