The first place I went to try out my RX100 M2 was the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. In addition to having some nice scenery to use as photographical backdrops, the BBG has the huge benefit of being free.
One feature of the gardens that I think everyone who visits is familiar with is the lily pond near the entrance. It was hot and sunny that day, and a few dragonflies were hanging out on the water.
One dragonfly obviously saw me with my camera, and commenced posing.
A few seconds after the above shot, my winged subject relaxed just a little bit.
I like the way the legs are positioned in both of these shots…sort of a “fist to the chin” high school senior portrait shot.
I couldn’t get any matching shots with my Nikon D600 for a comparison. (Bugs tend to move around.) I did manage this shot of a dragonfly apparently trying to open up one of the lilies.
All 3 shots were shot at around a 100-120mm full-frame equivalent and cropped to get the close-ups you see here. I used center weighted auto-focus and am very pleased with how sharp the Sony got with the detail of the wings.
I’ll be posting some shots that lend themselves more to comparison between the Nikon D600 and Sony RX100 M2 in some upcoming posts.