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Finally. One of these in flight and sort of facing the camera.

Brand:EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Aug 2012 - 11:31 AM
Focal Length:269mm
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Dragonflight Blue
Username:tonyguitar tonyguitar
Uploaded:18 Sep 2012 - 7:12 AM
Tags:Blue dragonfly, Dragonfly, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:32
Voters:CarolG · christabella · gazlowe · EOS_fan · SUE118 · achieverswales · phillG · ValSaxby · EMJAYCEE · Ray42 · NaturesHaven · stuart1963 · Sandipb · NDODS · M_squared · Tibetan · Shedboy · pluckyfilly · craggwildlifephotography · Niknut · caromal · Ade_Osman · jdinne · Brian65 · taggart · 213hardy · Skeet1Away · tepot · Growmore · babajoshua · ianrobinson · Buddhadev ·
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Unique Views:49

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 7:13 AM

A stunning capture, Tony SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

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troosers
troosers  2 Scotland
18 Sep 2012 - 7:15 AM

Not an easy capture to get, well done.

Donald. Smile

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 7:43 AM

Well done a super image.

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achieverswales
18 Sep 2012 - 7:43 AM

Excellent inflight capture!

Regards

Trev.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44051 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 9:55 AM

"I take my hat off to you Tony", a stunning inflight image, which I am extremely envious off. After trying to capture such an image all summer I have finally resided to taking indifferent and much less challenging ones.

Regards Nathan

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tonyguitar
18 Sep 2012 - 10:09 AM

Thank you so much for your encouragement. I admit being pleased with the blue dragonfly. TG

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 11:48 AM

Very well-captured. Great image.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
18 Sep 2012 - 11:52 AM

I tried that! got the tail end lol. nice one well captured, I will try again of course! in the mean time hope this does well, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Shedboy Plus Member 2Shedboy vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 12:46 PM

Sharpshooter or what!

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 2:36 PM

great movement blur on the wings

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caromal
caromal  6 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 5:15 PM

Great shot. I know how hard it is to capture a dragonfly in flight and you have succeeded. Well done.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 6:13 PM

Big vote from me, not an easy image to capture under any circumstances....

Ade

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 7:40 PM

Fantastic shot Tony.
Brian

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johnwnjr
johnwnjr Plus Member 12johnwnjr vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 7:42 PM

Clever shot. Interesting to see your EXIF details, but in anycase well caught. John

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tonyguitar
18 Sep 2012 - 9:20 PM

Thank you so much for good comments. John, How does EXIF look to you? Average? Would you use different settings? You could teach me a thing or two. TG

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 9:54 PM

Very, very impressive Tony-- On the wing-- quite a feat!

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tepot
tepot  104416 forum posts United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 - 2:38 AM

Great effort Tony, i always envy the people that get these in flight shots, it must take a lot of time and patience to just sit and wait for the right moment.

Terry.

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Growmore Plus Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 5:02 PM

Well good capture.
Gary

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tonyguitar
25 Sep 2012 - 2:08 AM

Thank you Jenn, Terry and Gary. This in flight blue felt good. Need more in flight stuff. TG

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thelooneybishop

That's a little belter mate! cracking shot.

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ianrobinson
29 Sep 2012 - 7:40 AM

wow, I know just how difficult it is to catch one of these in flight sharp, near on impossible.
well caught.

Ian

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Buddhadev
Buddhadev  3 India
27 Apr 2013 - 7:33 AM

What a image... !!!

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