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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by busterboy, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. busterboy

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    Shot this little blighter this week, They are much harder to shoot and focus than anything I know.. :suicide:

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  2. Rock Da Bass

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    Great picture :smashin:

    I've never really bothered using macro but will try it now.

    RDB :)
     
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    Well I knew they bred em big in Yorks :) Great pic, any tech details for us.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys, Lets see some of your efforts.. :thumbsup:

    Exif here chaps. :)

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    I enjoy having a go at macro but I have nothing to compete with that!

    What lens?

    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!
     
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    Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro. :)
     
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    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.
     

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    My best effort is up in critique corner here
     
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    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.
     

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    Great pic Busterboy :thumbsup:

    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.
     

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    That's a hell of a nice colour Ken.. :)

    What is the insect/bug.. :confused:
     
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    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.
     

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    It's a damselfly.
     
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    I am glad your here Ken, You are a mind of information.. :smashin:
     
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    Thanks for pointing out that site Ken :smashin:
    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.
     
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    I'm not, Google is :D
     
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    That's incredible, the moth must be very particular about the flowers it sits on, even down to the dead-head flower below it :eek:
    Full uncropped photo below
     

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