DragonFly in Flight

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  1. PushingTin

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    I thought little birds in flight were quick.... catching a dragonfly in flight was quite a challenge.

    Let me know what you think - thanks :)

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    beautiful shot!
     
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    focus is spot on!! I know how difficult those critters can be to get locked in on
     
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    Nice capture! That has to be very hard to do... And you did it perfectly.
     
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    You handled the challenge well! Great capture.
     
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    I actually cursed upon seeing your amazing capture! Awesome. Did not expect the 300mm, but that explains the beautiful diffusion. Autofocus?

    -Shea
     
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    Beauty of a flying shot - and very impressive that you managed to get the focus all the way from the back to the front of a very long bug!

    Ls3D its surprising but many flying insect shots are not taken with macro lenses - instead many people use longer focal length lenses for their improved auto focus speed and longer ranges (since insects can get away from you quick). Also extension tubes are often used to reduce the minimum focusing distances of the longer lenses so one can get closer and get a bigger bug in the shot - though you do lose your ability to focus on further off targets.
     
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    Thank you all for the great comments :)

    Yes it was autofocus on the 300mm F4 lens.
     
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    Most excellent capture!
     
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    That is incredible!
     
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    excellent capture !! The light is really nice and a beautifull bokeh as well, very sharp and nice detail, catching a dragon in flight certainly IS a challenge , Ive been photographing them for years and dont have one as good as this one in flight, well done indeed !!
     
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    Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments :)
     

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