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Kingfishers

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by saxacat, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

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  2. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

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  3. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

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  5. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    NOT a Kingfisher :)
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  6. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Beauties, all of them.

    I like the one with the folded wings especially.

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  7. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Wonderful! #2 and #4 are out of the ordinary. I'd be really chuffed if I got those!
     
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  8. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Wow!...:cool::cool::cool:
     
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  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

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  10. saxacat

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  11. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    The dragonfly is brilliant. Whenever I try I always end up with nothing or a back-view - to get one in flight and head-on is very good.
     
  12. saxacat

    saxacat Well-Known Member

    A lot of luck and a fair few deleted empty frames :)

    I was on a boardwalk with high reeds on either side, the dragonfly was blocking my path, but would shoot off as I tried to get a shot. I read somewhere they're very territorial, so I waited for it to return, which it did numerous times, but I struggled with aiming the camera in the correct place and getting a focus lock. However, it was relatively obliging subject, in that it would hover still for 10 or 15 seconds at a time, so I eventually got the shot :D

    Not sure on the species, but it seemed quite large as dragonflies go.
     
  13. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Male Blue Hawker I think. They are quite large.
     
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  14. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I wish I could get shots like these: the third one could be cropped to portrait format and be a really good AP cover.

    But they would deface it with other stuff that they believe they must have to attract casual purchasers (as a subscriber for whom this extra stuff is unimportant, I often wish the cover of my issue had only one main image and nothing else apart from the magazine title, price and bar code).
     

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