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Old 08-19-2011, 10:54 AM   #31
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Oh oh oh... this is the thread I was looking for. Here's the male meadowhawk photo. This is NOT an entry for the contest!!!
This also could be a male white-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum) or a male ruby meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicunulum) - male cherry-faced meadowhawks usually show some orangish coloration on the anterior veins of their forewings. However, these species all show some individual variation and are notoriously difficult to separate in the field. See http://www.njodes.com/Speciesaccts/s...eadowhawks.htm for a discussion.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #32
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There's definitely some skill involved getting a shot where the subject is liable to move. Even more with the time lag a lot of digitals have. Nice pictures all.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #33
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Don't be getting overly impressed.... if I ever get a decent shot it's because I got lucky with pointing and clicking. I learned to hold the button down a little before clicking so the camera could focus. I get much better shots now that I do that. Ya.... I got a good photo of her. She's been a hellraiser since week one but she's starting to calm down a little. That one doesn't have a name. I wasn't going to keep her but.... evidently she sensed she was going to get sent to freezer camp if she didn't take a chill pill and the last coupla weeks she's been mellowing. Here's the full size photo.
She is very pretty!
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:11 PM   #34
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Meadowhawk? How about this one, suunto? It looks like Lib's to me...

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suunto> thanks for trying. I'll just give her a link to this thread.
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PLOWBOY> Another trick I learned was holding your breath just before you click and Sage got me using a bag of split peas for steadying the camera a while ago. That helps a lot.
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Sage> Chickens are so darn goofey (sp?) looking they're almost... almost cute. That one does have a nice contrast with her black feathers and her red comb.
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Old 08-20-2011, 07:46 AM   #36
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Meadowhawk? How about this one, suunto? It looks like Lib's to me...Attachment 25911
Sure looks like one!
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I learned to hold the button down a little before clicking so the camera could focus. I get much better shots now that I do that. ...Here's the full size photo.
It is a nice shot.

Too bad the autofocus wasn't chrystal clear--if you zoom in about 400% you can make out a shadowy figure (reflected in her eye) that I can only assume is the mysterious "L"...Oh well, I guess I'll have to continue using my imagination as to what you look like.
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There's definitely some skill involved getting a shot where the subject is liable to move.
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Even more with the time lag a lot of digitals have.
Yes, that is annoying. My brother says it is like we went back a few steps when the technology advanced. Hopefully they'll do away with the time delay before too long.
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Sage got me using a bag of split peas for steadying the camera a while ago. That helps a lot.
I *love* that idea! Clever.

Gives me a reason to buy split peas--or maybe just a beanbag.

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goofey (sp?)
Since you asked: goofy... ...or when referring to the Disney character Goofy. When referring to me--nah, never mind.
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Everybody went kung fu fighting.
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Those cats were fast as lightning.
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In fact it was a little bit frightning.
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