Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by busterboy, Jun 26, 2005.
Shot this little blighter this week, They are much harder to shoot and focus than anything I know..
I've never really bothered using macro but will try it now.
Well I knew they bred em big in Yorks Great pic, any tech details for us.
Thanks for the comments guys, Lets see some of your efforts..
Exif here chaps.
I enjoy having a go at macro but I have nothing to compete with that!
I've only been trying the cheapskate way with an old 50mm manual lens reversed and extension tubes - DOF is so shallow I'd have got one leg of that fly in focus!
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro.
Took this shot last week with my Sony DSC W12. Already posted it in the general forum as I wasn't sure what it was (now know that it is a baby dragonfly which had just broken out of it's shell and was "drying out"). Obviously not as clear as your excellent photo busterboy but it's still ok I think. I took this in the Auto mode with macro enabled but wish I had used manual mode to get the head more in focus.
My best effort is up in critique corner here
I took this one yesterday with my Ixus500. It wasn't easy to photograph as I had to lean over a fence and do it at arms length as it was within a SSSI site that you aren't allowed into.
Great pic Busterboy
Here's my attempt with my Sigma 70-300 Macro Super II and EOS 350D. Not true macro lens, but still quite versatile. Managed to take a few shots before it flew away - this is the best. I'm happy with the composition but the shallow depth of field, it being hand-held and a bit windy made it difficult to get it as sharp as I would have liked.
That's a hell of a nice colour Ken..
What is the insect/bug..
This was resting on a wall by my garden pond this afternoon. It spent ages catching small flies and taking breaks but only once did it stop close enough for me to take a photo.
It's a damselfly.
I came across this site for identifying British dragon/damselflies
Bowenjones, yours is a male broad-bodied chaser (libellula depressa) and mine is the male common blue damselfly (enallagma cyathigerum) just in case you wanted to know.
JohnG, that is a 6 spot burnet moth and your picture is spookily similar to the photo on the wildlife trust page... http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/hereford/reserves/images/6 spot burnet moth 1.jpg
I am glad your here Ken, You are a mind of information..
Thanks for pointing out that site Ken
Am I alone in thinking that there seems to be a lot more dragon/damselflies around this year? Apart from the two i've posted, there are a hell of a lot more smaller ones flying around my pond. Never noticed so many in the past.
I'm not, Google is
That's incredible, the moth must be very particular about the flowers it sits on, even down to the dead-head flower below it
Full uncropped photo below
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