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Dragonfly.
Lens: D FA 100mm Macro WR Camera: K-70 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/250s Aperture: F4.5 
Posted By: DW58, 07-20-2018, 01:29 PM

Didn't let me get close. Cropped quite a bit. But I think the rust on the cattle panel matches the Dragonfly quite nicely.

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Wonderful photo of a dragonfly aloft .... but I'm having trouble locating a second front wing
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Nice photo! I like the rusted bar that it is on.

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but I'm having trouble locating a second front wing
I kind of think I see a wing there, but it is hard to tell.
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Perfect sharpness and a cool composition. Nice one, Dave.

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Great work , was the D FA 100mm Macro WR slow finding exact focus ( mine usually is) ?
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Now that is one excellent shot......
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Very nicely done, Dave. Awesome photography. Thanks so much for uploading.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Wonderful photo of a dragonfly aloft .... but I'm having trouble locating a second front wing
You'll have to take that up with the dragonfly. Or his agent.
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Nice photo! I like the rusted bar that it is on.
I kind of think I see a wing there, but it is hard to tell.
Thanks for your comment. There's a wing there. It's at the most perfect angle where you can't see it.
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Perfect sharpness and a cool composition. Nice one, Dave.

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Thanks Jer. I appreciate that.
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Great work , was the D FA 100mm Macro WR slow finding exact focus ( mine usually is) ?
Thanks for the comment and no. Not this time. When this lens doesn't nail it it's always my fault.
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Now that is one excellent shot......
Glad you like it Em.
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Very nicely done, Dave. Awesome photography. Thanks so much for uploading.

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Thanks for the kind words Tony T.

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Startlingly orange dragonfly, placed perfectly for the composition. Simple color layout is very effective. Thanks.
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Amazing color!
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Startlingly orange dragonfly, placed perfectly for the composition. Simple color layout is very effective. Thanks.
Thanks for the kind words Ted. Truth be told I was forced into this POV. I'm up against a flight of steps with railing on my right. Earlier I had leaned two 16' cattle panels against the house temporarily while I cleared a spot against a fence to store them more permanently. When I came back to grab one this dragonfly was perched where he is. I went inside, switched lenses and got a few shots before he flew away. Timing is everything.
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Amazing color!
I thought so too. We don't see a lot of dragonflies in our yard. This was easily the most colorful one I've seen. Thanks for your comment.
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Most perfect image Dave, just love the colors.
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Most perfect image Dave, just love the colors.
Thank you Heinrich. Glad you like it. I agree about the colors.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DW58 Quote
Thanks for the kind words Ted. Truth be told I was forced into this POV. I'm up against a flight of steps with railing on my right. Earlier I had leaned two 16' cattle panels against the house temporarily while I cleared a spot against a fence to store them more permanently. When I came back to grab one this dragonfly was perched where he is. I went inside, switched lenses and got a few shots before he flew away. Timing is everything.
As I always say."implicit in 'f/8 and be there' is noticing what is there".
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