Dragon hunt today....

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Today was pretty slow... it was overcast and threatening rain. Not much flying.

1. Widow Skimmer
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2. Widow Skimmer
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3. Pacific Clubtail
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4. Pacific Clubtail
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5. Pacific Clubtail
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I would like to have one your slow days:smile: i would really like to have your dragons, the first one would make a nice large wall hanger.
 
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Great shots -- is that with the 105 or the 300? I like the 1st and 3rd ones a lot.
David,
Thank You. These are shot with the 300 f/4, the 105 just didn't give me enough working distance. I was scaring more dragons away than I was shooting.

I would like to have one your slow days:smile: i would really like to have your dragons, the first one would make a nice large wall hanger.
Tom,
Thanks for the comments. In addition to these, I also shot a male and female Pondhawk, but don't really care for the setting because they were on the ground. I blew 2 shots of Darners due to taking too long.... seems everything was a bit skittish today.
 
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Top drawer shots. I love your crops and composition here. The light seems perfect with that overcast. That Pacific Clubtail is a very pretty dragon.
 
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Looks like a great hunt to me, very nice Paul!
Jeff,
Thank you. Any time I get to escape by myself and chase little bugs around.... is a great hunt.

Well young man you are really coming on. These are excellent.
Bob F.
Thanks Bob. Without the help and example of you great bug guys here, I wouldn't have been able to step up my .


Impressive!
Thanks Joey.

Top drawer shots. I love your crops and composition here. The light seems perfect with that overcast. That Pacific Clubtail is a very pretty dragon.
Thanks Torben. The light wasn't bad, when the weather gets like this the light is just really flat. I actually saw 3 other Clubtails, this was the only one who would cooperate. I really like how Blue their eyes are.
 
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Nice series. If I were to pick a winner, it would be the first shot. Did you use tubes, or just the lens? I've used tubes with my 300 2,8 and the results were pretty amazing.
 

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