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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Catching up

On my Austin trip I tallied nine ode lifers and five butterfly lifers. Very successful trip. Now I'm getting my other work caught up and planted two more tomato plants today.

I'm very anxious to improve my ode photography without spending thousands of dollars in the process. So I was out practicing on the only ones present in Alpine at the moment, which are three damselfly species. Here are Plateau Spreadwings taken with my Canon...

..a Familiar Bluet

....and a Mexican Forktail ovipositing taken with my Lumix.

I don't know how yet, but somehow I'm going to get sharper photos. I'm sure missing Austin oding right now.


  1. Not sure how your going to get much sharper, particularly with the Bluet!!! Looks very good to me.

  2. First I'm going to try an extension tube. If that doesn't work I'm going to try a doubler, or whatever they're called.

  3. I would really like to know the which turns out better.

  4. I'll keep you posted. Hopefully, the tube will work and I won't need to buy the extender/doubler thing. Also going to use my tripod religiously.