It chewed poor fly's head first

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MacroLuv
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It chewed poor fly's head first

Post by MacroLuv »

... and even didn't take a shave. :shock:

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Model Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date/time original 12.05.2007 12:49:48
Shutter speed value 1/100 s
Aperture value f/11
ISO speed ratings ISO 400
Focal length 100 mm

... and here is the crop.

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Not quite beautiful or romantic moment. Sorry, apologizes in its name. :roll:
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Nikola,

It's a good technical shot of the dragonfly face, but too bad that the fly is completely OOF even though that's what the title calls attention to.
I think this one would have worked better with either a different point of view (leading to having the fly be focused too), or some different title to point the viewer elsewhere.

--Rik

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Post by MacroLuv »

Thanks Rik! :D
In fact this thing is bothering me too. Unfortunately the fly was OOF of my eyes also. Actually, I didn't see the fly before viewing the picture on my computer screen!! :?: :!: :?
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

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Post by Erland R.N. »

Great capture of the dragonflies head. I've tried this angle on a dragonfly eating too, and it does not work great. Maybe a lower angle, giving same distance to prey and the dragonfles nearest eye would work.

Or a manual stack of two pictures. But often it is a good idea to take some pictures further away from the subject. You lose magnification, but gain overall detail :D

This is a species we do not have here up further north, and I've never seen it. Think I need to visit southern Europe some day for a dragonfly trip.

It's an Orthetrum albistylum (White-tailed Skimmer), but I'm not sure if it's a male or female. If you have a picture from further away, you'll see that this species has white appendages at the end of the abdomen. I recognized it due to the two white bands and the black on the side of the thorax, and the pale stripe on top of thorax. In Africa, there a tons of Orthetrum, which are near to impossible to ID.

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Post by MacroLuv »

Thank you Erland! I can count on you for IDs'. :D
I have a nice full body photograph of this White-tailed Skimmer beauty and will post it soon.
It was really eye-catching shining like a piece of gold on sunlight. 8)
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

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Post by beetleman »

Really great detail on the eyes and face...look at all the hair on this fella. He is not having sushi but flyshi. :lol:
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Taking extreme close ups or macros means sacrificing a lot of other details. I find myself these days not trying to get in so close but then again wanting to. :lol: Still I think you did a good job with this, though I have to agree with the others that it would have been better if the fly were in focus too. :D

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