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Dragonflies at the pond

Postby Duck » Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:57 am

I took a ride out to a local pond to see what I could find...
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Postby Onslow » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:12 am

Duck, that first image in particular works really well for me. With a darkened background, I feel it really brings the subject forward into the image.... Well done. :)

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Postby TomCofer » Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:17 pm

Nice shots Duck. Especially like the last one. I know how hard it is to catch 'em in flight. Or rather I know how much I've failed to. :D
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Re: Dragonflies at the pond

Postby Duck » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:25 am

TomCofer wrote:Nice shots Duck. Especially like the last one. I know how hard it is to catch 'em in flight. Or rather I know how much I've failed to. :D

I live 8 minutes away from Sikorsky, a major military helicopter manufacturer. This is their latest camouflage tactic on their military aircraft designed to look like an insect. :-D

I was fortunate enough to have one that was content in just hovering back and forth. It took a while for me to get a decent shot. Believe me, it's more luck than skill here. Thanks for looking.

Onslow wrote:Duck, that first image in particular works really well for me. With a darkened background, I feel it really brings the subject forward into the image.... Well done. :)

Thanks John. These were shot at the edge of a pond so I was just under the shade of a tree. It was also later in the evening so light was coming in at a strong angle. Thanks.
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