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17 Comments | Report
joecas
 
joecas February 20, 2014
fantastic shot:)!
vesipenkova
 
vesipenkova March 26, 2014
Amazing capture!
johngreene
 
johngreene March 30, 2014
Amazing!
Joey_Howard
 
Joey_Howard March 30, 2014
Awesome
janoogee
 
janoogee April 01, 2014
This is not easy to do. Great capture. fine photograph. wonderful shot.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 April 01, 2014
This is amazing!!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life April 01, 2014
WOWIE! incredible capture! :):)
bronxie PRO+
 
bronxie April 03, 2014
Amazing capture
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita April 03, 2014
wow...great pov. A difficult shot to get!
Esilva77
 
Esilva77 April 05, 2014
Superb
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle May 29, 2014
As fast as dragonflies move you did an extraordinary job of capturing it. What were the camera settings and what lens did you use. Breathtaking! :)
scruffyherbert PRO
 
scruffyherbert July 04, 2014
Tremendous shot. Thanks for adding.
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS August 02, 2014
very nice,very hard to do,very good job,,very kool
MrBUBU
 
MrBUBU January 31, 2015
great shot!!
DEEphotograph
 
DEEphotograph August 18, 2015
Perfect shot!
laurasilverstein PRO
 
laurasilverstein June 02, 2016
Wow! I haven't been able to capture a clear picture of a dragonfly in flight. Good job!
AJD7777
 
AJD7777 June 28, 2016
Excellente!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took the photo on one of my local nature reserves in mid Wales
Time
It was about 3.30 in the afternoon I had gone for the birds mainly but could not resist
Lighting
I just remember the sun being high and directly above me and thinking if I can get the shot it will need very little editing
Equipment
At the time I was using a Canon 550d with the Canon 400mm prime
Inspiration
Just the opportunity, I rarely go out and end up with what I originally hoped for, look for opportunities and take them
Editing
Only cropped it, everything else is straight out of the camera
In my camera bag
I now shoot with a Canon 5d mii and have my 550d as a back up. Lenses include canon 400 mm prime, Canon 70-200mm and a sigma 150mm for my macro, I have other lenses but these 3 or the main ones in my bag
Feedback
Patience and lots of it, study the flight and see if they fly over the same spot regularly, use a tripod if you can don't look through the view finder, look at where your camera is set up as they get close hit the button, you will miss more than you get so it really is a matter of spray and pray

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