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Unusually Cooperative Dragonfly In My Front Yard Today
Lens: Vivitar 100mm f2.8 Macro Camera: K-01 ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/640s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: NatureHike, 07-06-2022, 10:02 AM

Ran across this dragonfly in the front yard that I believe was drying itself on a stick. It was pretty cooperative with me sticking this baseball bat sized lens in its face.

Uncropped from the front

Uncropped from the classic "take a picture before it runs away" angle

Tight but not quite 100% crop of the first one.

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07-06-2022, 10:29 AM   #2
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Awesome !
Crispy clear shots.
For me they never stay still long enough, but one day.....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Arne Martin Quote
Awesome !
Crispy clear shots.
For me they never stay still long enough, but one day.....
Thanks! Yeah they are jumpy bugs. I have the best luck if I pre-focus and then squat/lean in with the camera super slow, then move the camera back and forth to get the face in focus
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Super clear shots. Sometimes they will sit still. I started using a monopod and it seems to help with my movement Thanks for posting!

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Excellent macro shots. I have been lucky a few times to have them allow me to get really close, and I actually touched one with my lens hood one time.
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Great macro shots. I'd have superglue one to a twig to get shots like those. I might have to try your technique the next time I get an opportunity. Thanks for sharing.

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