Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly

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    Wow! Super picture. Congratulations :hail:
     
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    You capture it like a mosquito...I mean you focus on the parts where it looks like a mosquito.
     
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    thanks
     
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    It's a really great picture - just the subject material is maybe a little scary? I didn't realize dragonflies were so ugly up close until I started seeing the pictures on this forum.
     
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    Another excellent image. What camera and lens are you using?
     
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    thanks for the comments. Sorry to those that don't like insects. I didn't see a macro section.

    I'm using a Canon 30D, with a Canon 100mm f2.8
     
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    Thanks for the camera info. A very good one. I am a Canon fan myself.
     
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    Thanks. Great shots on your site. What I wouldn't give to have such an amazing abundance of wildlife like you. wow
     
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    Thank you. I work in the environment for more than 20 years and t was a dream life!!
     
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    Your photo is outstanding, I too love dragons as photo subjects. Can I ask what your lighting/flash(ring?) set up was? I hope you don't mind if I post one my recent shots here with yours, not sure the species, shot in direct sunlight...

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    Thank you. Don't mind at all. You have a great shot there considering you used F5 aperture. Normally upclose work requires a rather small aperture to get a DOF that works well. I prefer around f10-13, as it creates a nice DOF and is not way out of the sweet spot of the lens for maximum sharpness.

    I use an external Flash (430ex) mounted directly to the camera with a LumiQuest Softbox attached.


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    I used to use a modified Delta bracket for my shots (see below), but I realized the the Flash worked equally well, when it was on top the camera. Eliminating the bracket setup makes switching back and forth from macro to a long lens much easier. Hope this helps.
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