Dragonfly in flight


NeilP

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 00:39
This was taken after the sun had disappeared behind some cloud and at ISO 1600. Had to applly some noise reduction and sharpening in PP but you got to love the K-5!



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Algernon

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 08:38
Excellent! It is amazing what you can do with the K-5
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Opethian

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 08:55
Wow, you captured it well! Heck, I don't think I've seen a dragonfly near where I am all this year!

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bforbes

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 09:15
I think that is brilliant Neil. Especially when about 10 of us had spent the day at Foxcorvert and found it difficult even to catch them stationary.
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ChrisR

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 09:23
Great shot Neil, wing action just right.

Have not seen a dragon fly, around here for the last couple of years, and we do have a pond in the back garden. Many frogs though, maybe they eat fly larvae ?.


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Dodge69

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 11:02
Great shot, very very hard, but you know that

Looking that sharp at iso 1600 really sells the K5
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Blaze

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 11:16
Fabulous shot!
I shot one that was posing fairly recently, but to catch one on the wing is amazing!

GDN

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 11:34
Excellent shot. Well done.
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whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 12:59
i cant even get them sitting

eenymac

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 13:00
Great shot, even more so knowing how difficult they can be to capture in flight. I've tried but given up due to the sudden direction changes.

I did manage to find a great place for dragonflies while up in Norfolk for a couple of weeks and managed to get some great close-up images. It's already on the list for a return visit next year for more shots. Dersingham Bog if anyone is interested - it's a great place for a walk even if the dragonflies are not about.

gtis

Link Posted 28/08/2011 - 18:26
hi neil
great shot what lens did you use
like barrie said hard to get a photo when still
neil
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Dilek

Link Posted 29/08/2011 - 00:19
Woow, great shot indeed... Love it!
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fatspider

Link Posted 29/08/2011 - 10:02
Huh! lucky grab shot



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NeilP

Link Posted 29/08/2011 - 16:04
gtis wrote:
hi neil
great shot what lens did you use
like barrie said hard to get a photo when still
neil

Used the sigma 150-500mm. Here's a bit more info, which will hopefully be useful

Camera Pentax K-5
Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 440 mm
ISO Speed 1600
Exposure Bias -2 EV
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xtian

Link Posted 29/08/2011 - 17:32
Good capture, but it would have been better if there aren't any motion with the wings.
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