dragonfly

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by Wild-Child, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. Wild-Child

    Wild-Child Paddler

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    this picture was taken on the gunnel of my canoe - just thought I'd share...

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  2. Dan_Millsip

    Dan_Millsip Paddler & Admin

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    Nice shot!

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  3. Wild-Child

    Wild-Child Paddler

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    Thanks Dan,

    I'm a bit of a dragonfly fanatic. The first time I was in a kayak I rolled it and wrecked my camera trying to photography a dragonfly. That'll teach me to multi-task. I'm a semi-retired professional photographer and generally shoot film (medium format being my preference) but this shot was taken with a consumer camera - specifically a Fuji FinePix s7000. As far as digi cams go it has the best macro I've seen in a model retailing less than $800. Actually when I went to get it I was having a hard time finding one... a convention of dentists had ordered all of them in our region (guess they are good for photographing dental work because of the fine macro). I was happily surprised to see how it handled the dragonfly.

    I also took this shot of another one on the windshield wiper...

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