Dragon Fly, Three

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Sixten Imgs on September 30, 2012

Freezingly cool wings, S.K. And the head looks interesting, something machine-like in the pattern. Are you sure it was a living thing? I read recently there are modern military spying gadgets that are camouflaged as flying bugs... Greetings ;)

theverbiage on October 4, 2012

Thank you very much, Sixten! No, I think it is real :))) Or at least the drone is doing a bloody good job pretending to be a dragonfly, staying on/near flowers and such. When airborne, it sort of looks like two dragonflies, one piggybacking on the other, like they might be mating. When sitting still, it is clearly one dragonfly with a big ornate "backpack"

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on May 14, 2013

Fantastic and crystal clear. You make me want to switch to a full-frame camera.

YS + L

theverbiage on May 14, 2013

Thanks! My reason for trading in the 60D was its relatively sluggish focus for moving subjects, no MA adjustment, and no spot (pinpoint) AF. I would take dozens of shots of a bird on a perch a good distance away (say, 15 - 20 - 30 meters), with a 100-400, and none of them would be in focus, because the AF would latch on to the perch, or just miss the target. I know how people talk about bad autofocus on the "old" 5D II, but its center AF point was in fact superior to anything on the 60D. In terms of clarity and image quality, the difference is pretty small. With proper exposure and careful processing, images out of the 60D can be just as good as any coming out of the 5Ds. And I kinda beginning to miss the swivel screen of the 60D :)

ƤōƝƓ-not going to Vi… on May 15, 2013

Thanks a lot! Your first-hand reflection on the 5DII came just in time I am pondering over upgrading to either 5DII or 6D, seriously. But somebody warns me of losing that 1.6x focal length. You don't seem to take it as a loss, do you?

theverbiage on May 15, 2013

It is, but I'm not feeling it as a big loss. Maybe because my 100-400 lens needed some AF microadjustment on my 60D for longer shots, and I didn't want to send it to Canon, as the lens was just fine on my 5D (and is fine on my new camera, and was fine on the 60D for close-ups). So I didn't want to mess it up. And I wasn't very happy with slightly out-of-focus shots even with all the extra pixels on the subject.

theverbiage on May 15, 2013

this is what I am talking about. I took about 20 - 30 shots of the falcon, but just couldn't get the camera to not focus on the edge of the roof, I think. Or it was just front-focusing :((

I-R on June 14, 2013

simple impressive ... WOW


Regards, Ingo

theverbiage on June 14, 2013

Thanks, Ingo!

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  • Uploaded on September 16, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by theverbiage
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/09/15 07:35:35
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash