Dragonfly pics

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  1. Robstar1619

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    I was at this lake today and took some pics of some dragonflies.
    I so wish i had my tripod with me:grumpy:...all pics taken handheld with the D80 and 18-200mm lens and no flash.
    What do you guys think..are they ok?
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    The one pic came up twice...the other one is this one.
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    that ones way to up close for me, i like the second one the best, like u said though, the tripod would have helped that first one
     
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    While the focus isn't quite as sharp as it could be, this is the kind of photography I like. The subject is simple but shot with just the right composition to be interesting, and the lighting is natural.

    Unfortunately Dragonflies move around quite rapidly so tripods aren't always as useful as you'd hope at times like this. Faster shutter speeds and wider apertures tend to be the only option. I find myself enhancing the exposures through post processing and sticking to faster shutters more often than I use either a tripod or flash.
     

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