Dragonfly in Flight

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Tony T
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Dragonfly in Flight

Post by Tony T »

Nikon D70, 200mm, 1/320sec, f16. June 2005
Epitheca canis, male.
Top: full frame
Bottom: cropped.
I just like the wing movement that the flash failed to stop.

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Neat picture.

Not knowing anything except what I see, I read this picture as mixed illumination -- a 1/320 second image exposed by daylight, combined with a much shorter burst of flash.

So I would attribute the relatively sharp snapshot of the wings at mid-stroke to the brief flash, and the wide arcs to the 1/320 overall.

Does that seem right, or do you have other info?

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Post by beetleman »

Very cool image Tony. I like the ultrasonic look to the wings. I can see what you mean Rik. Very Analytical.
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Post by acerola »

The cropped picture is really impressive.
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Post by Erland R.N. »

Tony, you just made my day a bit brighter.
I looked at the male and thought, Baskettail, definately Baskettail, looked at your text and saw I was right :D

Good capture, focus could have been a bit closer though. Looks like focus is right behind the wings, I would rather want it on the eyes.

Btw, I've never seen a baskettail, but hope to find the single European species in Sweden later this year. They are rare though, and extremely difficult to photograph.

Erland

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