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© Ann Reece
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UploadedAugust 31, 2009
TakenAugust 31, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D70s
Exposure1/320 sec at f/16
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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I had just said to my husband that I didn't know how people got those beautiful dragonfly photos since they flit around so much when one landed on a twig not far from me and held still long enough for me to get this photo. I did not have a macro lens on my camera nor did I have the tripod with me. So I had to use the lens that I had and zoom in to 200MM and hold my breath. At home after downloading my shots for the day I was thrilled to see how well this shot came out : ). Also I discovered another dragonfly to the bottom right just almost out of the photo and it was beating its wings where the top one posed very nicely for me.

This looks much better in the lightbox.

8 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    This is stunning in Lightbox!! Great shot Ann! I can see you outside tomorrow chasing dragonflies and getting more great shots!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    Good for you to capture a dragonfly...and a great shot! We don't have them in our part of the country...otherwise I would be out there trying to round one up:)

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (31 Aug 2009):

    Yeaaaa!! Good for you! Fanatstic shot!! Regenia is right about the lightbox!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (31 Aug 2009):

    Wow....two for the price of one!! And you'rs right about lightbox!! Fabulous!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Amazing in the lightbox, well done Ann..

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Fabulous in the lightbox!! This is a great capture, Ann. I find them hard to photograph, and usually lose patience and give up. This is beautiful.

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (5 Sep 2009):

    wow very Impressive shot

  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (25 Jan 2010):

    excellent photo

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