Red Dragon

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by tamplum, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. tamplum

    tamplum

    300
    Feb 15, 2008
    Sacramento
    Fly.

    This was a chance shot. I was using my Zoom lense at the lake and this lil guy landed on a piece of grass right next to me. The colors were amazing, I just had to snap and see what turned out.

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  2. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    Tamara,
    Looks like a Libellula saturata (Flame Skimmer). It's a beautiful dragon... But focus and shutter speed were a little bit of and issue here. I know it was just a "snap" as you put it, but to improve next time..... Try and focus on the eye @ about f/9 approx. which should, with that light should get you enough shutter speed (roughly 1/250 - 1/400) to freeze it.

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
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  3. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Beautiful dragonfly. You caught him in a nice position. I agree with Paul and I always gives more room in front of the dragonfly instead of behind it. A nice catch though.