Sunday, October 25, 2009

My friendly red dragonly … close-up 1:4 again!

Today, I visited my neighbourhood friendly dragonfly, who sometimes likes to pose for the camera.  Unfortunately for him, I am still not able to take it’s handsome eye shots as I don’t have a MACRO lens … or maybe it’s the photographer actually.  These shots were taken with the Sony Alpha A200, with the SAL1870DT kit lens.  Most of the shots were taken at 70mm focal length and at ISO100.

A head on shot of the little fella.

DSC04508 A 100% crop of the above on the details of the eyes (well, rather “non-details” of the eyes).


Focused on the wings (below).


Focused on the back of the body (below).


100% crop of the back of the body.


Another attempt at trying to focus on the eyes, 100% crop.


I am not sure whether I am actually suppose to be able to get better close up shots than these or I really do need a lens that is suitable for MACRO shots.  What do you guys/gals think?