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    Default And some dragons, actually quite a few

    Sometimes waiting for birds , they just dont show up, so you shoot what you do see..

    again if you know the names of these feel free to let me know, I have lots of dragonfly images, and I have a heck of a time finding what they are online, guess I need to get a book

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    Default Re: And some dragons, actually quite a few

    #8
    just slightly missed the focus on the eye, but still, a killer shot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Flinchbaugh View Post
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    just slightly missed the focus on the eye, but still, a killer shot
    yeah I should have closed the aperture a bit, i was sitting on a chair waiting for birds between to berry bushes when it flew up and landed next to me, It was actually too close to get focus from my position so I had to bend back in the chair a bit, here is a tighter crop, as you can see the far eye was in focus, but not the closer eye..
    I may have actually had focus on the body behind the head.. it was a quick shot.. they are actually very pretty bugs when you look close, unlike others that look uglier up close

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    Default Re: And some dragons, actually quite a few

    Jim, Very, very nice, and # 5 is absolutely terrific! Lots of things to shoot out there, this another example. Thanks for showing. ~Ken

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    Nice Jim!!

    I used to be so afraid of these! Now I like them and they fascinate me! They look like flying cartoon men with wings! LOL
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    Nice captures, but too many to choose a favourite one
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh202 View Post
    Great captures!

    Good site... Use the lists on the left for ID types and Dragonfly families

    http://www.odesforbeginners.com/ID101/dragon_color.aspx

    Hey thanks for the link, thats one I hadnt found yet...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    #4!
    Yeah that one is my favorite too, not sure what the red balls on its side are, maybe eggs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShepherdLady View Post
    Nice Jim!!

    I used to be so afraid of these! Now I like them and they fascinate me! They look like flying cartoon men with wings! LOL

    I wasn't afraid of them, but sure didn't want one touching me, now I let them land on my legs or hands.. the ones with black and white stripped wings we have here are very friendly and will land right on you if you put your hand outI think thye must have some sharp teeth as i see them eating pretty good sized bugs, so they might be able to take a chunk out of you, but so far none have
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    Default Re: And some dragons, actually quite a few

    Perhaps you could shoot dragonflies and catch those birds while waiting for the dragonfly to come back to you. Nice pictures.

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    Default Re: And some dragons, actually quite a few

    These are all great Jim. I'm facinated by the patterns in their wings. The tiger striped one's the prettiest one I've ever seen.
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