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Wings and backlighting

Postby WingShooter » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:10 pm

Experimenting with light angle to get back lighting on the wings.
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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby minniev » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:16 am

Oh, that's another good dragon! This one looks like she's holding on for dear life in a dragonfly windstorm! The delicacy and golden crystalline effect on the wings is just gorgeous. This is wonderfully sharp, rich in detauk and in color.
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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby WingShooter » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:11 am

Yes minnie, She was hanging on to that twig as the wind was give me fits trying to keeping her in focus. I had to shoot several bursts and hope one would be in good focus.


minniev wrote:Oh, that's another good dragon! This one looks like she's holding on for dear life in a dragonfly windstorm! The delicacy and golden crystalline effect on the wings is just gorgeous. This is wonderfully sharp, rich in detauk and in color.

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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby Charles Haacker » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:29 pm

:thumbup: :thumbup: Along with all the other stuff I say, I often say, "There is no light like back light." (No shame in shooting bursts of a moving target, by the way; I'm just glad it isn't burning film and proce$$ing any more! ;) )
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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby WingShooter » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:39 pm

But Chuck, You pay up front with the costly camera and I love it.



Charles Haacker wrote::thumbup: :thumbup: Along with all the other stuff I say, I often say, "There is no light like back light." (No shame in shooting bursts of a moving target, by the way; I'm just glad it isn't burning film and proce$$ing any more! ;) )

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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby Charles Haacker » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:13 pm

WingShooter wrote:But Chuck, You pay up front with the costly camera and I love it.

True that, but we always did. Allowing for inflation the price of good gear has actually gone down over the years. When digital first came in there was a terrific spike because the tech was so new, but I bought my first really good 35mm, a Nikon F2AS about 1967, 50 years ago. I can't find the exact price of that body-only, but it was probably around $500 USD. $500.00 in 1967 had the same buying power as $3,669.18 in 2017. Your crop-sensor D500 today sells (body only) for somewhere around half that depending on the retailer, and I know you also have a full-frame (no idea what that cost). I have so far stuck with compacts, the $pendiest of which (my Sony RX10) has an MSRP around $1,500 new. I actually paid $500 for it gently used with 4 batteries and love it to pieces. Had I been able to buy that camera in 1967 it would have retailed for around $200 bucks! And then it would have required film and processing and yada yada. We're doin' pretty good at the moment. :D
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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby Ceropegia » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:52 pm

A stunning capture! Minnie said it far better than I could!
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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby WingShooter » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:17 pm

I would catch the outdated film on sale from .25 to .10 a roll. I could not use it all so my local camera store would get credit from Kodak and all they wanted was the silver recovery. I sold enough to get a F1 body and motor drive.


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WingShooter wrote:But Chuck, You pay up front with the costly camera and I love it.

True that, but we always did. Allowing for inflation the price of good gear has actually gone down over the years. When digital first came in there was a terrific spike because the tech was so new, but I bought my first really good 35mm, a Nikon F2AS about 1967, 50 years ago. I can't find the exact price of that body-only, but it was probably around $500 USD. $500.00 in 1967 had the same buying power as $3,669.18 in 2017. Your crop-sensor D500 today sells (body only) for somewhere around half that depending on the retailer, and I know you also have a full-frame (no idea what that cost). I have so far stuck with compacts, the $pendiest of which (my Sony RX10) has an MSRP around $1,500 new. I actually paid $500 for it gently used with 4 batteries and love it to pieces. Had I been able to buy that camera in 1967 it would have retailed for around $200 bucks! And then it would have required film and processing and yada yada. We're doin' pretty good at the moment. :D

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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby WingShooter » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:19 pm

Thanks Martha for looking and the comment.


Ceropegia wrote:A stunning capture! Minnie said it far better than I could!

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Re: Wings and backlighting

Postby Duck » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:18 pm

Fantastic image, worthy of publication in a nature magazine for sure.

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