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    Couple new Dragonfly shots

    I am still waiting for the Grebe to hatch her eggs. These Dragonflies keep me awake, it can be a long day watching eggs. lol C&C always welcome.

    8 Spotted Skimmer
    Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Blue Dasher.....a bit smaller and not as vibrant blue as the Darner.
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    Lovely shots Paul, lovely. Very vibrant and everything is so sharp and clear.

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Hi Paul,

    Very nice.

    My only minor suggestion on #1 would be to use a bit of dodging to reveal more detail in the shadow areas on the face and body.

    Weather here hasn't been conducive to me shooting these larger varieties this year
    All I have is a few titchy damsels.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Nice dragons Paul, even identified by name. I have not gone to that extent yet...to me they are all dragonflies. A treat to shoot when you can get them to stay still long enough. Keep shooting my friend.

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Great captures!

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    The shot of the skimmer is a standout, Paul. Lots of detail in the bug and a lovely background--which is hard to get with dragonflies, as they often perch in places with lots of clutter. My only suggestion, as something to try, would be to desaturate the orange tones in the perch a bit, which tend to draw attention away from the subject. But they also echo the subtler orange tones in the background, so after comparison you still might decide to stick with the way you have it.

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Great photos. What lens were you using?

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Thank you everyone, I will play with the ideas given and see how I like them. Bruce, I am useing my Sony 70-400G 4-5.6

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Both shots are great but I especially love the first one. The detail is wonderful and as Arlen said, the background is really a really nice contrast. Thanks for posting them!

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Beautiful detail!

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Thanks Terri and Frank.

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    Re: Couple new Dragonfly shots

    Like them both. But #1 is a real winner. Great detail, sharpness and vibrant colours. Post #2 is very good... but compared to post #1....

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