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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Wed 19-Jun-13 05:10 PM
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"Dragon Flies"


Destrehan, US
          

Just a couple of dragons from a walk in the marsh.

Hope you enjoy!
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D800 300mm f/4 with 12mm tube f/6.3 1/1250 ISO 1600


D800 500mm f/4 f/5.6 1/1250 ISO 400


D800 300mm f/4 with 12mm tube f/5.6 1/1250 ISO 1250

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AartPapaya Silver Member
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birdied Silver Member
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19th Jun 2013
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birdied Silver Member
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19th Jun 2013
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AartPapaya Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011Wed 19-Jun-13 07:32 PM
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Hectorspruit, ZA
          

Hi Birdie, I realy enjoy this and I like you technique. I have tried my 150-500 with tubes and was marginally sucsesful. The zoom reacted as a focus devise.
You shot at high speed, I therefore presume this was all handheld?

More or less, what was the distance from your lens to the subject(s)?

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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Thu 20-Jun-13 03:00 AM
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Destrehan, US
          

>Hi Birdie, I realy enjoy this and I like you technique. I
>have tried my 150-500 with tubes and was marginally sucsesful.
>The zoom reacted as a focus devise.
>You shot at high speed, I therefore presume this was all
>handheld?
>
>More or less, what was the distance from your lens to the
>subject(s)?


Thank you very much. The one shot with the 500mm was approximately 20' to 25' from the subject. I was using a monopod with the 500mm.

The ones with the 300mm and tube were handheld . The distance to subject was about 5 to 8 feet.

It was a bit windy so that is part of the reason for the high shutter .

I was quite surprised and pleased how the 500 rendered the background and gave such separation.



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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Wed 19-Jun-13 08:28 PM
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Simsbury, US
          

Very nice work Birdie. #1 and #3 look like female and male Halloween Pennants (Celithemis eponina) respectively. I especially like the Mrs. (#1).

John

  

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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Thu 20-Jun-13 03:01 AM
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Destrehan, US
          

>Very nice work Birdie. #1 and #3 look like female and male
>Halloween Pennants (Celithemis eponina) respectively. I
>especially like the Mrs. (#1).
>
>John

Thank you so much John . Very much appreciated.


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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Wed 19-Jun-13 10:51 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

All nicely done Birdie. Curious as to why in #1 the top half of the wings are blurred because it looks like it was shot straight on.

Rick

  

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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Thu 20-Jun-13 03:04 AM
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Destrehan, US
          

>All nicely done Birdie. Curious as to why in #1 the top half
>of the wings are blurred because it looks like it was shot
>straight on.
>
>Rick

Rick, I am not really sure other than my depth of field should have been greater. I am fairly new to the D800 and finding that the depth of field is quite different than the D7000 . I need to learn to make adjustments for that .


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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Thu 20-Jun-13 10:23 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Yes, FX over DX makes a difference, so I've read. I think my mind was trying to tell me the wings were folded back together and should be sharp but I know they are not and shouldn't be but responded too quickly before I straightened out my thinking cap.

Rick

  

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hnease Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Aug 2012Thu 20-Jun-13 12:09 AM
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Germantown, US
          

Beautiful shots, great backgrounds. #3 almost looks like a painting.

Howard

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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Thu 20-Jun-13 03:05 AM
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Destrehan, US
          

>Beautiful shots, great backgrounds. #3 almost looks like a
>painting.
>
>Howard

Thank you so much Howard !
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lastdaylight Gold Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 09th Dec 2007Thu 20-Jun-13 02:18 AM
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Dallas, US
          

You're very modest, Roberta, but it's clear you've spent some time honing your technique. Very nice shots. I think #1 is fantastic! Keep up the great work.

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birdied Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 07th Sep 2009Thu 20-Jun-13 03:06 AM
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Destrehan, US
          

>You're very modest, Roberta, but it's clear you've spent some
>time honing your technique. Very nice shots. I think #1 is
>fantastic! Keep up the great work.


Thank you Mark for the very kind words. I am most happy with a camera in hand
>
>Mark Smith
>Just like I previsualized it,
>more or less...

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fisherd80fun Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd May 2009Fri 21-Jun-13 01:58 PM
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Essex, US
          

These are WONDERFUL. I have tubes, but have not tried them yet.....this inspires me. Great work!

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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009Sun 23-Jun-13 03:21 PM
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Milwaukee, US
          

Very nice images. I like the first one the best.

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