2014-08-19

Dragonfly Photography #supersenses

This chap landed in my garden at the weekend and hung on the clematis for ages enabling me to shoot far too many photos trying (and not quite achieving) the money shot I was after - the compound eye in crisp sharp focus. Hand held, I can't get the utter clarity I desire. Furthermore, when you condense the image to the web (from 6k to 0.6k) all the resolution is kind of lost. Still, more pleased with the results and realised that I need to switch to aperture priority more often and perhaps centre around 7.1 to give more focus range to capture with. Insects are just too small for fully wide apertures.

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dragonfly on the clematis

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a little closer

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and closer still

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lower thorax and wings

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abdomen in sharp relief

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lets have a look at those beady eyes

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the best compound eye shot of the day

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two wings with some lovely foliage shining through

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in this photo you can see catch the clear panels in the dragonflies wing

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right wing

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this crop is a little filtered for the colours

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and an arty dragonfly shot to conclude

2014-08-19