Damselfy Fly Past

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No matter what photography tutor you have or photography school you attend they will tell you that your subject must fill the screen. By this they mean make sure your audience sees your subject. Have a look at these two photographs, both cover the same subject. Too often people ruin a great photograph by including too much in the frame. I can understand why. When I took this photograph, the important issue for me was the unusual coloring in the water and so I missed the damselfly. However, when I saw the damselfly, I knew the water did not have to be part of the composition.

Damselfy Flypast

43 responses

  1. Fantastic! Words and image. Thanks.

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    November 8, 2014 at 1:12 am

  2. Super cool close-up!

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    November 8, 2014 at 1:24 am

  3. You’re so right! Love the fly past. : )

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    November 8, 2014 at 2:40 am

  4. Fabulous capture, Victor!

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    November 8, 2014 at 3:06 am

  5. Spot on!

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    November 8, 2014 at 3:53 am

  6. Amazing and fantastic shot! Those pretty little guys are a fun challenge!

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    November 8, 2014 at 5:50 am

  7. Wow!!!

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    November 8, 2014 at 8:20 am

  8. Fantastic image Victor

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    November 8, 2014 at 8:53 am

  9. Nelson

    That is my problem trying to include too much, I think finding the right things to include in a great shot does come with practice …. those two photos are a perfect example.

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    November 8, 2014 at 9:11 am

    • Its a steep learning curve, but a fun path to trod.

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      November 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

  10. I love it! Amazing.

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    November 8, 2014 at 10:37 am

  11. Love it! Fantastic. I call this a “two-fer” – two interesting elements in one lucky shot! And as far as I’m concerned, “lucky” happens only to those who put in lots of time behind the lens. Nice work!

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    November 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    • UWonder comes to those who persevere:) I do put in a lot of time with a camera around my neck….

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      November 8, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  12. Terrific shot Victor. Did the heron snap at the damselfly? That would have been great.

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    November 8, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    • Not this time. I am sure I have seen them eat damselflies and dragonflies. I will look for a shot to post.

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      November 8, 2014 at 11:50 pm

  13. Great post!

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    November 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm

  14. David

    Nice capture and great photo for illustrating your point.

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    November 9, 2014 at 12:17 am

  15. That is a great scene to be able to capture, it looks like a once in a lifetime shot.

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    November 9, 2014 at 12:58 am

  16. Pat

    Amazing capture.

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    November 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

  17. gtonthenet

    Great shot Victor

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    November 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm

  18. Fantastic capture!

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    November 9, 2014 at 1:05 pm

  19. I don’t mind shooting a larger frame. It gives me the option as you’ve done to crop down. If your purpose was to capture the bird as a whole, your shot worked. But, you made the excellent decision to crop closely. The photo moved from good to fantastic. Oh, does luck play a factor in our photographs!

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    November 10, 2014 at 11:55 pm

  20. Great catch, great advice!!!!

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    December 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

  21. Wonderfully sharp and detailed

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    December 7, 2014 at 6:39 am

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