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Yellow Dragon

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Crave, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Crave

    Crave Guest

    After i saw Jukka thread, i thougth some of you would like these Portuguese Dragon!

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    Hope you like them!
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  2. great shots! really well lit. very pretty dragon, I wonder what type it is.
  3. I'm not seeing images either.


  4. none for me, either
    would love to see them
  5. guys, right click on the little vertical line and click view, thats how I saw them.
  6. can anyone translate right click into Mac speak?
  7. Crave

    Crave Guest

    Hum, sometimes the links from my Pbase account dont work well, sorry for that, i´ve changed the links for my Photobucket account!
    Hope you can see them now!
  8. That's better. Very nice shots. Is it a Pantala flavescens?


  9. mood


    Jun 27, 2007
    So Fla
    great stuff Crave

    very sharp
  10. Cool eyes. wonder if there is one like that in North America
  11. Crave

    Crave Guest

    Thanks to all your comments!
    Unfortunatly, i prefer to photograph bugs, i should start to research more their species and habits, but when i start i dont have the patience!..:eek: 

    In my hometown we have this specie in three colours, red, green, and yellow, we also have a bigger specie, but he never lands, at least when im there!
  12. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
  13. Your pics are awesome. Please help me out with a couple tips, what lense are you using? I can't seem to get any crisp pics.
  14. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Nice camera work, really very pretty.
  15. say Crave, I noticed you are using flash. Do you feel that helps with the eyes? I have had many crisp shots but seldom that hex detail in the eyes. A few times but I think the light may have been hitting on them just right
  16. Crave

    Crave Guest

    Thanks for all your comments!
    I used a Tamron 90mm, if im not wrong i had a kenko 1.4 Tc in the last four pictures!

    I use flash because of the low apertures, i also use a Demb difuser on the Sb-800.
    When its possible i shoot them in backligth to get the background well exposed, normaly i go to f22 without the Tc, if necessary i bump the iso up sometimes.
    I use low shutter speeds, normaly i never go less than 1/160, 1/200 with the Tc, but off course it depends in how i want to to get the background.
    Hopes this helps!
  17. Thanks. I may have to try my tubes one day. I have the same macro and tubes and I know on some of these damsels in particular you could get right up their mouth without them flying. Would certainly end any handhelds for sure.
  18. tojor


    Jul 27, 2005
    Great shots. Excellent colors, sharpness and detail. It could be a female Sympetrum fonscolombii.
  19. Those are excellent shots, Crave! Love the light, love the details...
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