Water Lily

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Jeff A, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. I found these at Manasquan Reservoir while chasing dragons around. I don't know what it is about them but I just really like them.

    D300 w/Sigma 150-500 OS
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  2. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Those are very nice.... but where are the dragons?:frown:
     
  3. Here is one from today. I have to go through more of them and upload to flickr first.

    D300 w/ Sigma 150-500 OS (500mm f/10 1/500sec.)

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    ...and these two were from two weeks ago.

    D300 w.70-300VR (300mm f/11 1/100 sec.)

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    D300 w/ 70-300VR (220mm f/10 1/500sec.)

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  4. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Jeff,
    Nice Dragons.
    The second dragon picture, the Gomphid, is an excellent dragon. It looks like a species of Snaketail but I'm not sure which. The only Snaketail that I have photgraphed is the Sinuous Snaketail.
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  5. Paul,
    That is a fantastic shot. Love the detail. I will have to get a dedicated macro lens. I always say that I don't shoot enough macro to have one, but after seeing the detail in yours compared to mine, I think that will be my next lens purchase. I was actually looking for a good angle to shoot an osprey in it's nest when I came across all of the dragons. I just saw the lilies and dragons as a bonus.
     
  6. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Thanks Jeff,
    It was shot with the 300mm AF-s. I used to try and shoot dragons with the 105 Macro but it didn't give me enough working distance. I love the 300!