Tried some dragonfly in flight shots

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I've got lots of room for improvement, but this is the best I got. I need to start packing my flash, as I imagine that would would improve things. But I don't know how my flash will work with the 200-500. I imagine it will cast a shadow. Anyway, here they are.

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5 and one not flying (much easier)
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kilofoxtrott

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Dan, you've tried the most difficult exercise ever.
They change their direction that fast, you've normally got no chance to shoot.

I realized that they are curious and are standing still in the air in front of the lens.
Mostly the distance is to close to shoot... :confused::D:p

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Those are all nice tries. I’ve tried to do this too, but can’t even get one in the frame. :)
Thank you. It is challenging. I noticed a couple seemed to return to the same area so I concentrated on that area instead of trying to follow them around. I still wasn’t sure I had any worth keeping.
 
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Dan, you've tried the most difficult exercise ever.
They change their direction that fast, you've normally got no chance to shoot.

I realized that they are curious and are standing still in the air in front of the lens.
Mostly the distance is to close to shoot... :confused::D:p

Kind regards
Klaus
Yes, I had to back up in order to get outside the minimum focus distance of my 200-500. But these guys seemed to ignore me. They just had an area they liked and I would wait for them to return to it. But even then, they only stayed a second. I’m sure others can do better, but I’ll keep trying.
 

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