Photographing dragonflies can be a very frustrating experience. First of all it's practically impossible to get decent shots of them as they are flying but secondly it is so easy to think all of your dragonfly photos are out of focus. Why? Because of the natural structure of their eyes it never looks like they are in focus. I have looked at dozens of close-up photos on the internet and have confirmed the "softness" of a dragonfly's eyes.
Canon 400mm f2.8 lens w/ 2x teleconverter.
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lousat (96642) 2013-08-27 2:35
HI Greg,a beautiful capture of this dragonfly,not easy to take the wings in this position,i'm a fans of insects pics and i know that..ehehe...your shot is very very good,excellent details,perspective and colors too,a perfect pic for treknature too..ehhee..have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
kasianowak (10209) 2013-08-31 0:29
In spite of the dragonfly eye problem you mention in the note, this image looks wonderful with great amount of detail, perfect DOF and lovely blurred background. Square format suits the subject.
Have a nice weekend
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4794)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon EF 400MM F2.8 L, Compact Flash 8 GB
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kasia's Favourites 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-26 17:59