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    Default Common darter coming in to land

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    Tripod, Canon 1DX Canon 100-400 L IS II & 1.4TC III ISO 1000, 1/1000 sec f11
    I prefocused on the plant head and fired the camera with a cable release
    I was playing around here, I wanted to show wing blur but I also wanted the head sharp, I think it is just about there.

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    Really cool frame here like the composition and the blurred wings on the dragonfly.

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    Jonathan, I also like the blurred wings here. I have tried these insects before and found a surprisingly low SS is needed to get wing blur: considerably slower than you have used. Maybe a different species? As you were trying for both the spent flower head and dragonfly in focus (latter in part focus at least), I wonder if you'd have been better focusing a bit behind the spent flower head? All the same, I think you've achieved a good result here.

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    Hi Jon,
    Cool frame - nice sharp head and perch. Interesting blur on the rest of the bug. Nice one.
    Allen

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