Sunday, July 20, 2014

Nature's Model


He was not the best model to work with.  



Though I attempted several shots, only these two were worth sharing.  



I think a macro lens is calling my name.....


38 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a willing model, though! Great shots!

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  2. I have a hard time getting close to those. We have black ones and I have seen smaller orange ones that are real hard to get near.

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  3. Hi Michelle, These are neat shots, indeed! I’ll bet it would be fun to take the original photos out of your camera (before resizing for the web) and zoom them up on the computer. It would be really cool to take a close look at the designs in those wings! And, if you hook up with a macro lens, I think we are all in for a lot of great photos! Thank you for keeping an eye on John’s Island and your kind comments there. John

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  4. Looks like it was fairly cooperative. I often use my pocket PowerShot S95 for close macro shots.

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  5. Still a good couple of shots though Michelle.
    Yes a zoom lens would help and I am considering upgrading my camera for this kind of subject.

    I wonder what variety of insect that is?
    We have nothing like that in England.
    Cheers ~ Eddie

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  6. Pretty good shot he is a pretty fellow.
    Merle.............

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  7. Good job on that capture! I love dragonflies as they don't bite! We're prepping our trailer for our annual camping trip to Waldo Lake - we always see huge dragonflies when we're out sailing on the lake! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  8. Awww, wonderful shot, very prerty I think, Blessings Francine.

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  9. Interesting dragonfly! You did good to get that close.

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  10. What a beautiful find. I would love a Macro too.

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  11. I know....I need a macro lens too!! However, I think that these are some pretty good photos...
    great subject as well...

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  12. they do tend to flit around alot but you did real good.

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  13. Beautiful pics. We got a macro lens a few years ago and it was my favourite toy! Just reminded me that I should probably dust it off and start taking macro shots again!

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  14. I'm amazed you were even able to get those two great shots. xo Laura

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  15. They are not easy to capture and I think you did a fine job. :)

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  16. I think "he" and the one behind the lens did a great job. Hug B

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  17. Hi Michelle!:)Nice shots!:) It looks like the broad bodied dragonfly, but the wings are different.

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  18. There are so many varieties of dragon flies, I am finding out. You did a wonderful job capturing this with a regualr lens!

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  19. he's beautiful..and blue! How very cool!

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  20. I think you did a fine job, Michelle.

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  21. Great shots! I would also love to have a macro lens.

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  22. oh wow......that's something else up-close.....never been that close to one! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  23. wonderful blog.
    best wishes from bavaria.
    dieter

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  24. It looks like a miniature Wright's Brothers airplane!

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  25. Great capture! He's a beauty! xo Karen

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  26. I have never seen anything like this, I mean so big!

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  27. OH! You TOTALLY need a macro lens!!! You'll love it! I use mine for not only macro shots, but also portraits... The speed and sharpness of a fixed lens is incredible :-).

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  28. Interesting markings on the wings. Macro is good but I too do not have a macro. Just my 18-270 Tamron and a set of tele-converters, 1.4X and 2X. Today I just happen to have captured a dragon fly that became a meal for a spider. I hate spiders! Nasty looking creatures.

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  29. I like to use a zoom lens...That is how I do all my closeups of flowers too.

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  30. Looks good..I want a wide angle lens

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