This is a technique I wanted to tell Ed (glostopcat) about, but it may be of interest to others?.......In the afternoon when the weather goes really warm and all the dragons are highly active and sensitive to any movement near them, trying to get shots with an ordinary 90-105mm macro lens can almost be an impossibility. All is not lost however, get the big guns out and see how you do with your big lenses, even better if you have a good 25mm extension to put on the camera. All these dragonfly shots were all taken using a Sigma EX APO HSM 50-500mm lens, some with the tube some without. All the images were taken handheld using fairly high shutter speeds, although admittedly the light on the day was fairly exceptional and very bright......So there you have it, if on the day you can't get near them, try something else, they might not be award winners, but there's always something you can try.
Hope you enjoy looking.....Many thanks to Briwooly, Lillian and Ed's user award on yesterday's Demoiselle image, as always they're very much appreciated folks
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Four spot chaser dragonfly
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