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Macro Dragonfly

KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired)By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
edited Jul 2012 in The Life
So I have this slight obsession with photographing dragonflies. It all started at EPIC when I snapped a 12-spotted skimmer by the pond, using a tiki lamp as a monopod.

I recently picked up some new equipment, including extension tubes, macro ring flash, and focusing rails. Anyone who has tried to photograph dragonflies knows it takes a great deal of patience, but in the end it pays off. Today I found a few hovering around my backyard, and I slapped 48mm worth of extension tubes and my 50mm f/1.8 onto my trusty camera. I went back and forth for what must have been a good hour. No tripod, just steady hands, breath-holding, and hopes that no wind would kick up. So yeah, I'm pretty happy with my first attempt. There's definitely room for improvement.

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