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Dragon Fly (6)

Dragon Fly (6)
Copyright ©2007, Leon Plympton
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Blue Dragon Fly in green -

I'm uncertain just how close one can focus with the ZD 40-150. I estimate it to be ~6 feet (~2 meters). If anyone knows for sure please let me know - thanks.

Another hand-held shot on another windy day with uncooperative dragon flies.

Photographer: Leon Plympton
Folder: Common area
Uploaded: 26-Aug-2007 16:47 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/320
Aperture: f-4.5
Focal length: 150 (300) mm
Lens: ZD 40-150mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 200
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: SHQ / 50% crop / re-sized / tweaked brightness-saturation-sharpness / noise filtering.
Image resized to: 602x1000

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He this one looks good , never seen a total blue Dragonfly.......please send it over.....;-))
Good shot leon....!!

Fonzy - at 16:17 CEST on 27-Aug-2007 [Reply]

Dragon Fly (6) - re-visited:

Fons -

Thanks again!

Actually, if you look closely you'll see that just behind and below the rear set of wings that it's yellow. Also, under the front wing and behind the head there are vertical (at a slight angle) yellow and black stripes (very racy, eh?).

Now, having said all that we do have totally blue dragonflies in our area. I may actually still have a couple photo-files from recent treks in the prairie that were taken along US Highway 441. Technically, the focus and exposure are acceptable; however, since they are just sitting on top of a concrete wall they aren't all that aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Consequently, I hadn't considered uploading them. Right now I can't recall if I've deleted them or not.

If you're interested in dabbling with one of them let me know and I'll see if I can find them. If I can I'll be glad to send you an email with them attached. I'm sure you could remove the concrete background and replace it with something more acceptable. They're SHQ files (2560 x 1920) - 3+MB; however, I may have already cropped them just a bit (2560 x 1540) so they'll fit my new monitor (1280 x 770). Let me know.



Leon Plympton at 22:44 CEST on 27-Aug-2007 [Reply]