P950 Macro Focus - Mating/Egglaying Damselflies

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P950 Macro Focus - Mating/Egglaying Damselflies
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Tip: switching focus to manual allows you to get much closer to your subject at higher telephoto focal lengths.

For this shot, I was shooting down from the bank and wanted to get as many pixels as I could on the damselflies.  Use small spot focus, the camera wouldn't lock in, all I saw was blur and red brackets in the evf.  Flipping the focus lever to manual, I was able to roll the wheel to the minimum focus level & voila, white peaking highlighted focus.

Side note: P1000 would have auto focused immediately - it's much better at 'close up' focus than the P950.

Cropped & processed image:

SOOC jpeg, zoom in and note the artifacts:

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