Summer chafer, grasshopper, dragonfly

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Re: Summer chafer, grasshopper, dragonfly

Thank you Jarlrmi

I need to read up on dragging the shutter - I hadn't come across the term before and only have time for a quick google now. Not sure yet if it works when using a built-in flash, but I can try simply reducing the shutter speed and see what happens.

Originally I was really only after clear photos suitable for identifying the bugs in my garden so yes, I am developing. Where I'll end up I don't know - I feel I'll get bored of the 'side shot with bokeh' approach after a bit. We'll see - my main motivation is still the hunt round the borders, when everything else going on in the world fades out of existence (including my husband yelling when he trips over and nearly falls in the pond, my dog digging a 3-foot hole in the borders, my scary work deadline.....).

Oh, I'm up to 215 species so far - not including the dog!

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