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Dragons... go ahead, everybodys doing it.

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Spectre, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Jukka and Torben,
    See what you two have started.... Dragons, from everywhere.:biggrin:

    These are from todays outing. I was finally able to get a couple of Darners...
    The Oregon Swallowtail was just kind of an added bonus.

    1. California Darner

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    2. California Darner

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    3. Blue Dasher

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    4. Blue Dasher

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    5. Widow Skimmer

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    6. Twelve Spotted Skimmer

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    7. Oregon Swallowtail

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    8. Oregon Swallowtail

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  2. Nice!

    Which lens did you use?
     
  3. kiwi

    kiwi

    Jan 1, 2008
    Auckland, NZ
    beautiful sharpness and colours
     
  4. Exceptional Captures!

    Paul are you using any tubes on the 300/4?
     
  5. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    I use the 300mm f/4 AF-s.

    Thank you Darren.

    Nope no tubes or TC's just the 300 all by its self. I am thinking about getting some tubes.
     
  6. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    More beatiful shots Paul. You are getting sooo good. I like them all and are thrilled to see the Californian Darner. I looks a little bit like some of our Aeshna species that haven't begin to fly yet.
     
  7. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Thanks Torben,
    I was really happy to get a shot at the Darner. It made the whole outing worth while. They are such a beautiful species and so different from most everything else flying around here. I am just waiting now to get another shot at the Sinuous Snaketail. I know they're here, shot one .... just haven't seen another.
     
  8. Paul - as always beautiful shots - I need to work on my technique and try to get results as good as yours
     
  9. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Paul,
    Your technique will develop. If you look at my previous dragon posts, starting with the first one, you will see a change in DOF, focus and clarity.

    First Dragon post...

    It is due to watching some of the greats here... Torben and Jukka primarily and getting advice, taking time and adjusting your style.

    I'm still learning every time I go out.
     
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  10. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    but most of us don't do it as good as you three do
    great stuff as always Paul
     
  11. heh - I dunno Paul - those first shots of yours still look good to me
     
  12. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Thanks Randy.

    Thanks Paul.
     
  13. Soooo very nice! I really like the head on perspective, I rarely see a chance to shoot that angle. I really like 2 and 4
     
  14. Beautiful tack sharp images with great bokeh. Very nicely done series.
     
  15. Great work and glad you title them. It helps me identify some.
    glenn
     
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