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So, in my initial focus testing of the 5D3 using Dragonflies in flight as a subject I ventured that I wanted to return to the location but this time slap extension tubs on the 500 to allow me to get in closer to these guys to allow closer focusing and thus more detail to be resolved.

I have just returned from the local lake having tried this set up, specifically using the 5D3 and 500mm and a range of 36mm, 20mm & 12mm extension tubes (mostly using all three stacked with the lens)....and here are some of the results (all shot in Manual).

Must say, in allowing me to get in closer to these guys it made tracking them somewhat more difficult, but I think the payback in greater detail was worth it. Moreover, using tubes also allowed me to work in closer to the grass and reeds which, in turn, afforded me somewhat better (less bland) backgrounds than was the case in set one.

I hope you like. C&C most welcome as always.

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Those are absolutely bw! Top work.

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fantastic, really like the f/7.1 shot, they're all excellent

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Andrew
Great images, I love the separation and clarity of these.

Please explain in a little more detail how you are able to capture these insects, like how far from them you were, etc...
Thanks

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just a few of my thoughts...
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they look very clean for such high ISO even allowing for post processing, be interesting to see a few with the same set up & processing using the 7D.

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wow.. 5D3 is able to take those pics? awsome

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These are excellent. The first one really blows me away - the head is perfect.

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Thank you so much for the lovely feedback - the fact that you have taken the time to come back and say something means so much.

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Great images, I love the separation and clarity of these.

Please explain in a little more detail how you are able to capture these insects, like how far from them you were, etc...
Thanks

Okay, so, I'd say the subjects were circa 3 meters away. i was placed on a kind of jetty but with bushes, trees and reed beads around it. I watched these chaps, one in particular, for around an hour before even trying to capture them - just to get a feel for where they/he tend to keep coming back to. Once I knew that I placed myself, kneeling (to get the backgrounds right) in their/his 'circuit' so to speak. The issue here was this place me in a bed of marsh weeds so I kept sinking, lol.

DOF and shutter speed were the the main concerns - or, rather, the play off between the two. I wanted the wings not a total blur, but the light wan't great, so, yeah, I kept playing, dialling in differing settings and chimping a lot.

I did want to get a fight between two of these chaps captured. I failed at that.

So, in short, I was in a position of being able to pivot with them (really helped) whilst having studied their behaviour for quite a while I knew that X would re-appear at Y location every so often so, after tracking, reset the prefocus an.....wait.

Hope this helps. I'd be more than happy to answer any specific questions and, moreover, if anyone is anywhere near me (pretty unlikely), I'd be happy to meet up, go to the lake and work on a new series.

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Excellent photography. I've failed to get similar shots to these on several occasions. You've done brilliantly capturing this level of detail. Well done!

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As fantastic an accomplishment these shots are, I don't find in flight shots of dragonflies to be particularly attractive. I don't know why it is, but for some reason they look much more pleasing to my eyes when perched on reeds, grass or flowers.

Again, not trying to take anything away from the accomplishment of the shots, or focusing capability of the camera and lens :)

R~

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Beautiful shots, each & every one of them. I'd love to be able to get results like these. I'd have them printed big & on my walls.

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These are really, really great in flight shots! I can attest to how frustrating it is to capture some of the larger patrol dragons who never land. I gotta give this a go with the 70-200 and 2.0 TC!

great job!

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Thanks for the kind comments and, Russ, totally appreciate what you are saying.

May indeed print one of these for the wall now - have no prints at all on my walls, time to sort that, I think.

As for using a 70-200 with TC - should be entirely possible, I'd love to see what you come up with so if you do get any please can you give me a nudge less I miss the post.

Thanks again. Really appreciated.

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Amazing work....

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Andrew - fabulous flying shots :) If I was going to be in Perth anytime soon I'd definitely take you up on the offer!

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