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Author Topic: Some Azures  (Read 3823 times)

Offline ChrisA

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Some Azures
« on: June 18, 2012, 11:09:59 AM »
Some Azure Damselflies (at least that's what I think they are) from the Jubilee Weekend.  Taken at Kilwood.


Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F5 1/80.  Natural Light & Tripod.


Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 320 F4 1/125.  Natural Light & Tripod.


(Cropped to 2/3 size)
Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 200 F4 1/60.  Natural Light & Tripod.


Offline skyblue

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Re: Some Azures
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 06:44:48 PM »
excellent,they look like azures to me..but then they have blue on them so they would :confused:
often to be found lying on my belly amongst stingers,brambles and biting insects

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Re: Some Azures
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 01:40:06 PM »
Thanks - Sounds like my way of iding them too  :grin:

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Re: Some Azures
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 11:55:45 PM »
Azure indeed. Nice pics but maybe you needed a smaller aperture or a tighter crop for the head-on shots to work better?

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Re: Some Azures
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2012, 11:41:19 AM »
Thanks for the ID Mike.

Do you mean I have not enough of the head in focus ? 


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Re: Some Azures
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2012, 10:45:38 PM »
Thanks for the ID Mike.

Do you mean I have not enough of the head in focus ? 

Yes. F4 for such a close shot has given you a wafer thin depth of focus.

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Re: Some Azures
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2012, 06:52:27 PM »
Thanks for the feedback - I will try upping a touch next time.  I was trying for just the head, to blur the rest.  Looking closely you may well be right on the head being not full in.