Dragonfly shots at BG.(09/03/2002)


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Here are my dragonfly shots taken yesterday at botanical gardens. All kind of comments are welcome. :)



 

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The 1st pic, the background it a bit too distracting..
The bright sky and the dull trees

It too contrasting and the subject cannot stand out!

A fill-flash there and change an angle might be better!
 

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Originally posted by megaweb
nice shots ...

use fill flash to bright the insects would be better :)
Ok. Will try the tissue paper over the built in flash method next time. U attached the tissue paper to the flash ah??? Cos seems to be quite difficult to hold it there.
 

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Originally posted by Falcon


Ok. Will try the tissue paper over the built in flash method next time. U attached the tissue paper to the flash ah??? Cos seems to be quite difficult to hold it there.
use clear tape or masking tape loh ... :)
 

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Originally posted by megaweb


use clear tape or masking tape loh ... :)
OK. I will try that.
 

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Originally posted by Falcon


OK. I will try that.
Wow! Nice shots.
BTW, how did you guys out there do it?
I have tried using telezoom lens(zoom all the way to 300mm),
but the effect doesn't come out as nice as you guys did.
Care to share a bit? :D
 

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Originally posted by scanner


Wow! Nice shots.
BTW, how did you guys out there do it?
I have tried using telezoom lens(zoom all the way to 300mm),
but the effect doesn't come out as nice as you guys did.
Care to share a bit? :D
I still learning too. I am still far from what most have achieved in this forum. Maybe megaweb can address you abt dragonfly shots.
 

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Originally posted by Falcon


I still learning too. I am still far from what most have achieved in this forum. Maybe megaweb can address you abt dragonfly shots.
OK, but hope you can share some knowledges?
BTW, R U using Digital Cam or analog SLR Cam?:D
 

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OK, but hope you can share some knowledges?
BTW, R U using Digital Cam or analog SLR Cam?:D
I am using digital. (canon g2)
 

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Originally posted by scanner


Wow! Nice shots.
BTW, how did you guys out there do it?
I have tried using telezoom lens(zoom all the way to 300mm),
but the effect doesn't come out as nice as you guys did.
Care to share a bit? :D
for SLR , you need a macro lens to take insect shots ...... I am not sure abt telezoom lens ... does it support macro ?
 

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for SLR , you need a macro lens to take insect shots ...... I am not sure abt telezoom lens ... does it support macro ?
Yup, I have a TAMRON SP 24-135mm macro SP lens. I dun think it is good enough for macros, maybe I need to get some closeup
filter or teleconverter to boost up the magification.

What do you think?

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Originally posted by scanner


Yup, I have a TAMRON SP 24-135mm macro SP lens. I dun think it is good enough for macros, maybe I need to get some closeup
filter or teleconverter to boost up the magification.

What do you think?

Thanks
from the site , it shows that the lens able to give 3.3 magnification ... :eek: that is really big

http://www.tamron.com/35mm/35mm_af/a24135.htm#specs

my 100mm macro lens only give 1x magnification ...
 

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Your subject doesn't stand out. Partly because your background is too contrasting. Perhaps using fill flash might help.
 

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can someone please post a photo taken with (1) built in flash (2) built in flash with tissue. My understanding is that there shouldn't be any difference between the 2.


Originally posted by Falcon


Ok. Will try the tissue paper over the built in flash method next time. U attached the tissue paper to the flash ah??? Cos seems to be quite difficult to hold it there.
 

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Originally posted by megaweb


from the site , it shows that the lens able to give 3.3 magnification ... :eek: that is really big

http://www.tamron.com/35mm/35mm_af/a24135.htm#specs

my 100mm macro lens only give 1x magnification ...
Yes, you are right, it will be quite fine if taking normal size flower pictures(I.e., orchid), but if the plan is to take pictures of insects(i.e. Bees, Ladybird),
correct me if I'm wrong, at least a closeup filter(+2) are required to boost up the magnification. :)

BTW, how do you guys able to get close to those dragonfly?
:D

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Originally posted by scanner

BTW, how do you guys able to get close to those dragonfly?
:D
you have to ask them nicely and sign a contract with them ;p

kidding.... you will find lots of dragonflies resting and posing for you when you visit Botanic Gardens.
 

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