Dragonfly (Two Photographs)

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One of the photographs here is a tighter crop but basically they are the same. The bright spots on the eyes of dragonflies and other insects are often confused with their eyes. In fact the eyes are much larger and the many facets of the diamond-like eyes of these creatures capture light from different directions; this makes the bright spots on their eyes. On an overcast day, like the one when these were taken we can get clean eyes. There is a lot of detail to be seen in insects and it is almost impossible to count on the image on the LCD monitor on the back of your camera to tell you what is or is not sharp with these kinds of shots. Taking several shots, not rapid fire but single shots, provides some insurance. Even at a distance an insect like this will not stay put for long so knowing your gear and working fast is a real benefit.

Dragon Fly-2

19 responses

  1. Amazing shot :o)

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    August 8, 2016 at 6:33 am

  2. Really nice, Victor.

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    August 8, 2016 at 6:59 am

  3. Nice shot. Taking on the challenge of capturing dragonflies has the added benefit of learning more of my camera and thinking more quickly of how I might shot with it.

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    August 8, 2016 at 10:47 am

    • In general close up photography makes you more aware of the technical issues. Thanks

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      August 8, 2016 at 11:17 am

  4. I have an irrational fear of these things, but they are quite beautiful.

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    August 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm

  5. cmariareyes

    Stunning detail!

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    August 9, 2016 at 7:57 pm

  6. Oh, the wings! Wow.

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    August 10, 2016 at 9:11 am

  7. Curious why not rapid fire?

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    August 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    • Two reasons: with the mirror going up and down on most slrs and af trying to reaquite the focus with vibration reduction, you will get less good shots. Secondly, it would be hard to hold your target in a burst.

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      August 10, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      • I’m not in those situations hardly ever so I haven’t experienced the issues. Thanks for letting me know!

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        August 10, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    • Sorry reply got away before I could edit it, now done.

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      August 10, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  8. These are fantastic shots, Victor!

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    August 12, 2016 at 4:31 am

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