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It took an eternity to pose for me
Lens: Quantaray 70-300 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: My own garden 
Posted By: Rense, 08-04-2012, 12:01 PM

This afternoon I discovered a dragon from the Libellula genus in my garden. I grabbed my camera, changed lenses from the 10-24 to the Quantaray 70-300 which has a 1:2 macro possibility, shot 5 times before I discovered I had no memory card in the camera, ran inside, inserted the card and shot about a 100 photos is this creature.

4 hrs later the dragon was still sitting at the same fence post in my garden.... Thanks for letting me rush!!!

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08-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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Very nice, love the background which is virtually featureless. Shows up the insect really well.

I had to laugh at your description of the shooting process. All that, and then the insect stays around.

Almost like he/she/it was having some fun at your expense. Who says nature has no humour.
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Fantastic series. I have that lens, guess I need to use it more. I have not seen any dragons this year, not sure why. They are sometimes called snake charmers around here.
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Excellent series of shots Rense!

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Some of the best I have seen! Just plain excellent!

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Great series Rense , I particularly like the last one.

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