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jleiweke
 
jleiweke November 11, 2013
Congrats!
asom
asom November 18, 2013
Hey! Thanks a lot!
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GBloniarz November 11, 2013
Marvelous recording! Congrats!
kasper PRO
 
kasper November 12, 2013
Well done, congrats.
mandarose
 
mandarose November 12, 2013
outstanding!
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mandarose November 12, 2013
congratulations!
asom
asom November 18, 2013
Thanks!
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onyanita November 12, 2013
lovely shot with excellent detail and nice dof.
asom
asom November 18, 2013
Thanks! :)
myblessings
 
myblessings November 13, 2013
beautiful!!!!
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redwriter March 14, 2015
Great shot, nice detail. - Jake

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Kolkata Botanical Gardens.
Time
I remember the day as cloudy and gloomy. At about 11 A.M. the gates of the Botanical Garden were opened. The possibility of rains meant there were a few of these Dragonflies fluttering about. I was lucky to spot one such perfectly poised specimen!
Lighting
The sun was covered for the most of the time, so I had to make do with whatever resonant light was available.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D90, with the 18-105 kit lens.
Inspiration
I had long desired to shoot a macro image, however without the right lens, it got very difficult. As soon as I found a relatively large specimen of a Dragonfly, I knew I had to make the most of it. After chasing it around for a while, it finally settled on a low branch. The color of the plant suited the color of the fly while the distant background meant I could obtain a fine Bokeh. I wasted no time framing the shot and finally managed to capture a picture I could be happy with.
Editing
Not a lot of post-processing was required for the image. I mildly adjusted the shadows and increased the sharpness a little with an adjustment mask.
In my camera bag
A must have is the Nikon 35mm prime lens. It offers beautiful sharp pictures. Another important equipment I recently acquired are a set of Macro filters. Using them requires manual focusing, but it is worth the price.
Feedback
Insects move and flutter about incessantly. Essentially one should have a lot of patience with them. I discourage using adhesives and other means to hinder the insect's movements. One should set about early in the morning as that is when they are most active.

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