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Wandering Glider

Wandering Glider
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Copyright: Dinu Konanur (Dinu) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 38] (264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects in my Eden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-15 7:56
Viewed: 3141
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Especially found in large numbers just before and after the monsoons, they are found hovering around even in other times of the year. It's also called the globe skimmer probably because it is the world's most widely distributed dragonfly.

Pantala falvescens, Wandering Glider a.k.a Globe Skimmer, here it settles down for the evening and my approach did not disturb it, though it seems to be looking towards this intruder!

I return to add:
In the first instance and in great excitement, I forgot to mention above that to avoid the shadow of the extended lens unit falling on the subject when using the flash and to avoid too bright image [flash will be too close for comfort when using the macro mode], I was using a close-up lens where in I could take this shot from about 9 inches away and I think I used a 2x zoom or so. I have cropped just a little bit esp. on the left and top and have 'increased the shadow' by just a very few points. Of course, I have resized to meet the requirement and also added the signature to personalize. I have successfully avoided the shadow and also got a proper exposure. I took just two shots and I was amazed how both came off!

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To cicindela: Thank youDinu 1 10-15 22:43
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Hello Dinu and welcome on TN!
This picture can be characterized by many possitve words but for me one of the best element is eye-contact with dragonfly :)
Very nice point of view and good depth of field. Also sharpness and contrast between insect and black background is very well kept.
My best withes from Poland,

Hi Dinu,
Great use of flash/exposure. Excellent detail and extraordinay color against a fine BG. Very well composed.


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