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Common Red Skimmer

Common Red Skimmer
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-08-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, 58 mm Fujiyama Cir. Pola.
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-09 3:09
Viewed: 844
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The third picture of the Common Red Skimmer series in which I have tried to take a close-up picture of the eyes of this male of the species.
I wouldn't know how to avoid getting that glaring spot of natural light bouncing off the eyes. I did not use fill flash for this picture today since the light was quite bright.
Could experts suggest how to avoid that kind of exposure?

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-08-09 6:28]

Hi Ram,a perfect close up of this red skimmer with lovely light refections on the eyes,impressive sharpness too,not an easy pic. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Ram, great macro of beautiful dragonfly, fine details of fantastic wings, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
Details are amazing in this photo. Excellent colors.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-08-09 10:24]

Hello Ram,
Great close up shot of the head and thorax area. Exceptional detail and lovely rich color. The exposure is right on the money. I have had the exact same problem with light glare on some of my dragonflies eyes. The onlly thing that has helped me was to take multiple images from a slightly lower POV each shot, until the glare is not visible. Overcast days are also a big help in stopping this maddening situation.

Voici un cadrage original sur la partie avant de cette libellule. Ce gros plan est intéressant avec une bonne netteté et de superbes détails

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