Red Dragonfly - another G7 pic

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Red Dragonfly - another G7 pic

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Took this on the same trip as the female Common Darter I posted a couple of days ago.
From Erland's description I suspect that this could be a male of the same species.

I rather liked the wings in this pic.

Canon G7 ISO 100, 1/200th at f/6.3

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They are so much sharper than my PowerShot S1 for sure. Excellent DOF.
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very nice Bruce,,,, so let me ask you,,, when you buying your G7 :D

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Or better wait for Canon G9. :wink:
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Re: Red Dragonfly - another G7 pic

Post by Erland R.N. »

Bruce Williams wrote:Took this on the same trip as the female Common Darter I posted a couple of days ago.
From Erland's description I suspect that this could be a male of the same species.
Yes, the black area does not run down along the eyes on the forehead, and bright lines along the lenght of the legs. The red wingmarkings and the red spots just seen at the base of the wings suggest a male.

Good angle on that dragonfly.

Erland

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Well for a while there, I thought I was the only kid on the block with a PowerShot G7. :( So tell me Bruce, how do you like it :?: :D I would not bother with the G9 unless you really want 2 mgp more or RAW capablility. Other than those two features as I know of, the G7 and G9 are pretty much the same camera. Looks as though you have it down there Bruce, a really great shot with the G7 :smt023

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Post by Bruce Williams »

Erland - Thanks for confirming the ID. Out of interest, the coloured pterostigma would appear to be common (in different colours) in most if not all
dragonflies and damselflies - does it serve any known purpose do you know?

Ken - After seeing the quality of your G7 postings I borrowed it from a good friend of mine who uses it to shoot drag racing (he produces some
very impressive work with the G7).

Thanks for your advice on the G9 - I'm all but convinced on buying the G7 but am also considering the much cheaper Canon A640 (similar but
4X zoom, no image stabilization and lower res. LCD) - the G7 is currently favourite. Does the IS work with the macro setting do you know?

Bruce :D

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Bruce,

I have no experience with the G7 or G9, but at my instigation my family now owns three A710's --- like the A640 but with 6X optical zoom. It's a lovely general purpose camera with decent macro capability. See samples here and here. Absolute minimum frame width is 21 mm, but that's with essentially no working distance and the CA is pretty bad. At 50 mm working distance you get about 65 mm frame width, and the lens performance is quite respectable.

The A710 has been replaced by the A720, supposed to be a modest upgrade that added about 1 Mpixel, face detection, and ISO 1600. I don't imagine that you care much about any of those features. Best of all, it seems that the price did not go up either -- Adorama is advertising the A720 today for $250 US.

Switching subjects, the pterostigma was discussed near the end of this topic.

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