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Dragonfly on fence

Dragonfly on fence
Copyright ©2007, Chris Galbraith
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Photographer: Chris Galbraith
Folder: chrishg
Uploaded: 18-Aug-2007 03:12 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E510
Exposure time: 1/40
Aperture: 6.3
Focal length: 238mm
Lens: Olympus ZD 50-200mm 2.8-3.5
Focusing method: iESP P-AF
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Brightness/contrast in Photoshop.
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Image resized to: 768x993

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Dragonfly on fence - re-visite:

Chris -

I generally try to shoot wildlife so that there are no man-made objects in the image. Such things (i.e. fences, telephone wires, etc.) tend to distract from the object being photographed.

Having said that, in this image the fence is as much a part of what is meant to be captured as the dragonfly itself; it lends real symmetry to the image. Because of its symmetry the thumbnail of this image amidst all the other photo thumbnails really caught my eye.

As sharp as this photo is, I'm going to venture that you had the 'image stabilization' activated - f: 6.3 @ 1/40-second - good gracious!

-leon

Leon Plympton at 02:29 CEST on 20-Aug-2007 [Reply]