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From August, 2014.

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Lens was Olympus 12-50mm (macro setting).
 
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Here's one I had never seen or heard of until it landed right in front of me a couple of days ago. It's less than an inch long. After much Googling I found that it's a Scorpion Fly, which makes sense if you look at its body, although you can't see the stinger in this photo. Aren't those wings something? And how about that proboscis?

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Here's one I had never seen or heard of until it landed right in front of me a couple of days ago. It's less than an inch long. After much Googling I found that it's a Scorpion Fly, which makes sense if you look at its body, although you can't see the stinger in this photo. Aren't those wings something? And how about that proboscis?

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Dickb --great color-----hang me on the wall!!!!
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Ken,
I like your dragonflies a lot. Very interesting to see those with the Z6 and the EM1+60 macro together like this. Of course, being an m43 user I like the EM1s better. :whistling: Well not really, they're both excellent. How close do you have to get with the 60 macro, or are they just cropped a lot? I'm used to standing quite a distance away using my PL 100-400, mainly because the 'flies are so skittish.
 
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Ken,
I like your dragonflies a lot. Very interesting to see those with the Z6 and the EM1+60 macro together like this. Of course, being an m43 user I like the EM1s better. :whistling: Well not really, they're both excellent. How close do you have to get with the 60 macro, or are they just cropped a lot? I'm used to standing quite a distance away using my PL 100-400, mainly because the 'flies are so skittish.
DickB----dragons shot with my oly 60mm at 6 to 10 inches. I used a tripod also. Stupid me had oly set on cloudy, I also see I was clicking away at f 2.8---normally should have been f/8 --f/10. Need to get my act together. The z6 pix are all handheld at a 4 to 6 foot distance. I screw around with a flash, sometimes with better results. The z6 are cropped. I use faststone imaging for PP-----not fancy but works. I find these little guy not to skittish --they fly off then they are back in 10 seconds. I really find using the z6 , 300mm much easier to manage----results to the Oly are pretty similar, just a matter of taste. Cropping on the z6 shooting at ff really helps.

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DickB----dragons shot with my oly 60mm at 6 to 10 inches. I used a tripod also. Stupid me had oly set on cloudy, I also see I was clicking away at f 2.8---normally should have been f/8 --f/10. Need to get my act together. The z6 pix are all handheld at a 4 to 6 foot distance. I screw around with a flash, sometimes with better results. The z6 are cropped. I use faststone imaging for PP-----not fancy but works. I find these little guy not to skittish --they fly off then they are back in 10 seconds. I really find using the z6 , 300mm much easier to manage----results to the Oly are pretty similar, just a matter of taste. Cropping on the z6 shooting at ff really helps.

Ken
OK, thanks for the info. Those Florida dragonflies must be tamer than the ones here in Texas. 🙂
 
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Gulf Frittilary in the yard.
 
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OK, thanks for the info. Those Florida dragonflies must be tamer than the ones here in Texas. 🙂
These guys land on my finger and look around like they belong there. Trying to get a selfie with one on my nose.
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