Dragonfly sequence

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  1. JOAT

    JOAT TPF Noob!

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    Well I had a heck of a time trying to capture this dragonfly in flight, I tried pre-focusing then switching to manual, I tried using AI servo and got mixed results. They didn't come out too bad but they weren't as sharp as I would have liked. I think hand holding it wasn't a good idea either but I tried...so if anyone would like to share their technique, I'm all ears! :)

    I also didn't bring my extension tubes so I had to make due with the 100-400mm.

    Anyway, here's a sequence I put together and some shots of the dragonfly perched.

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  2. midget patrol

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    Absolutely stunning. Those aren't sharp enough for you? I feel like i could reach out and grab it from the last three. And that sequence in the first shot is beautifully done. :)
     
  3. Goldeeno

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    Hey, nice photos, they are really good, i agree with midget patrol, i think there sharp enough. What lens did you use for those and how close to the object did you need to be?
     
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    Very well done. I really like these.
     
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    These are great! What is amazing is that you got them so sharp and they are hand held.

    Great stuff!:thumbup:
     
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    Oh my goodness, what a great sequence!!! Well done!!
     
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    nice lens!!! what did you use?
     
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    Nice job, intersting subject!
     
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    They are fantastic and amazing capture for the sequence even more so concidering they were hand held and shot. I wouldn't dare do anything like that unless i stuck the thing at f32+ and used a strobe.

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    This one is my #1. The light through the wings. Niice. DOF = superb. In Dutch, the word for 'beautiful' is 'mooi' [moy].

    Je maakt mooie fotos. You make beautiful photos.

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  11. JOAT

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    Thanx for the positive feedback everyone. In regards to the sharpness I was implying to the first pic, the originals weren't very sharp, scaled down they look better of course, and the IS helps a ton doing these hand held.

    mmphoto:I was using my 100-400mm lens for these.
     
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    Dang Bro..it is great to see your post. These are stellar shots man.
     

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