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Newbie to photographing dragonflies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:17 am
by adrhall
I took these in recent months, mainly at the Botanical. I don't have much feel for macro photography yet... and with dragonflies I am guessing what makes a lousy, decent, good and great picture... any comments would be welcome. Also, what kind of dragonflies are these?

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IMG_0289 by adrhall, on Flickr


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IMG_0257 by adrhall, on Flickr

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IMG_0201 by adrhall, on Flickr

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Re: Newbie to photographing dragonflies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:29 pm
by lenachow
Very good photos for a start!

You have, from top to bottom - female Crimson Dropwing, male Crimson Dropwing, male Blue Dasher and Common Flangetail.
For ID purposes, it's best to take 2 photos of the dragonfly - the top view and the side view - so as to capture relevant distinguishing field marks. For a start, the photos posted at this forum should give you some ideas for good photos.

Happy shooting!

Re: Newbie to photographing dragonflies

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:30 pm
by adrhall
Thanks fro the input and advice Lena... :dance: