Two dragonflies RX10iv

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sherman_levine
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Re: Two dragonflies RX10iv

Offside wrote:

sherman_levine wrote:

Offside wrote:

Nice images. I would bump the ISO higher to get to a faster shutter speed. Really no need to shoot with an ISO of less than 200.

Alan,

Thank you. Agree about the shutter speed/ISO. Camera was set to M mode with auto ISO, and I was having a bit of trouble achieving focus. Had I paid more attention to the low ISO I would have narrowed the aperture to get more DOF and/or increased the shutter speed as you suggest.

Thank you also for the interesting dragonfly link in your signature.

Big fan of dragonflies. I think for most users, f/4 produces the sharpest images. I rarely use auto ISO, and if I do, it is limited to ISO 800. If light comes and go, I will set ISO to around 400 max and concentrate on shutter speed for the exposure. If you plan to shoot more dragonflies, try incorporating a tripod in low-light conditions. Overcast skies with good light filtering is the perfect condition for image quality. Dragonflies are fairly very predictable. If you see one land a couple of times in the same spot, it will continue to do so many more times.

Alan,

Thanks for the tips.

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