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Hovering Dragonfly



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A regular visitor in my garden....likes to be photographed !

A regular visitor in my garden....likes to be photographed !
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9 Comments |
EdithNero
 
EdithNero February 09, 2017
Beautiful macro
murphey Ultimate
 
murphey February 18, 2017
What a beauty !
thunderlake Platinum
 
thunderlake March 04, 2017
Incredible - congratulations on your award!!
MikeBoyle
 
MikeBoyle March 04, 2017
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very Nice!!!!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 04, 2017
congrats on your win. Fantastic capture.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 04, 2017
Amazing capture! Congrats.
wildpainter PRO+
 
wildpainter March 04, 2017
Congratulations! Great shot
Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus March 05, 2017
Congratulations! Really fantastic!
gman176
 
gman176 October 23, 2020
Excellent macro! Love the colors and details
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Behind The Lens

Location

I live in a quite area in Jakarta, I am lucky to have a lush little garden in front of my house which attracts many insects. So, when I have a photogenic guest, I run and get my camera !

Time

It was early in the morning, about 9 am. This is the time when the light is great, Late afternoon is also great but the insects are less placid,

Lighting

I was lucky to have the sun coming from the side and also a clean back ground.

Equipment

I use a Canon 5D Mark II and a 100mm macro lens. I took the picture hand held. Camera setting was F 3,5, speed at 1/200 to make it sharp, ISO 100

Inspiration

I love taking pictures of colourful insects, Dragonflies are my favourites because of their colours, shapes and characters. This one kept still for just long enough to take just 2 pictures.

Editing

I use photoshop for post - processing but this picture didn't take much work. I Just cropped it and made some slight colour adjustments.

In my camera bag

Over the years I collected quite a few things but when I go out I just keep it to the minimum because it just gets too heavy ! My favourites lenses in my bag are my 100mm macro and the 24 - 102 mm. What I bring along depends on the project I have in mind. For landscapes I bring the dedicated lens and a tripod. But I always bring lens cleaning things, spare batteries and a hat to protect from the sun !

Feedback

I think patience is the most important one ! But it helps to have a good macro lens for best results, use your camera settings on manual. For photographing insects you need to move slowly and it helps to wear subdued colour clothes. If you are serious about macro photography, it pays to invest in a good macro lens !

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