Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) in action

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Guido
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Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) in action

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Same setup

Just waiting for action and shoot!

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Re: Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) in action

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Noted the setup from previous post. More than just good kit made these photos possible. Well Done, very nice action shots.

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Re: Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) in action

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Thx John.

But Its easy. I am lucky to have a pond in my garden en the Darter uses this perch all day.
I flies off to catch insects and returns to the same perch all day long.
Manual focus, and wait until the darter returns from the hunt.
And wait, make many pic's.....

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Re: Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) in action

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Very good!
One day, pandemic willing, I will buy an Olympus m 4/3 camera with 'Pro capture' that will make it easier to get pictures like these.
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Re: Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) in action

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my GX80 has this feature "pro capture" . I tried it and it did not gave one decent picture. All blured pictures.

Edit I think I need to dig a bit deeper into the secrets of the "pre burst mode"

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I expect its about shutter speed. As I understand it, there are settings that allow continuous focus while shooting in burst mode. But obviously I've never tried it. I suspect we need to learn from bird photographers about how to do this.
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Re: Common darter (Sympetrum striolatum) in action

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The shutterspeed, of course.

AF you do not need it slows down the reaction speed. Above pictures are made in MF

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