Another insect on our railings .. Dragon Fly

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  1. Mike.P®

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    Must be like a magnet to them.
    Pity I didn't have the macro lens on, was playing with the tamron 24-135mm and 1.4X converter at the time to see how the image quality stood up. not as sharp as I would have liked.


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    Nice capture SP :smashin:

    A female Black Tail Skimmer I think.

    I havn't been able to get any Dragon Flies yet this summer :(

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    Thanks.
    All my macro lenses are manual focus and I have kept it that way on purpose as I was told that nobody ever uses autofocus when doing macro work as it is not precise enough. I don't think there is any way I would of got this one without it though as she landed, twitched a couple of times and was gone.
    Looks like I am going to have to start looking for a AF lens.

    My first dragonfly photo :thumbsup:
     
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    This is, strictly speaking, not a macro shot. When they speak about macro and using manual focus they mean 1:1 or higher. I usually use AF when shooting close up at 1:2 or further as I find it quicker and more accurate, as you found.

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    True, what I meant was had I had my macro lens on anyway I probably wouldn't have had time to focus with any real accuracy whereas with the AF it is all done a lot quicker.
     
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    This is where the Tamron 90mm macro's (AF version) push pull focus ring switch from AF to MF comes in handy. If you are shooting in MF, and see a shot come up that requires AF, you just flick the focus ring.

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