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Equinoctial Red

Equinoctial Red
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Red dragonflies accompany the blooming of the Spider Amarylis during this season.

Photographer: I am Hokuto
Folder: Hokuto
Uploaded: 22-Sep-2007 16:08 CEST
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Camera: Olympus E300
Exposure time: 1/100
Aperture: 2.0
Focal length: 50mm
Lens: ZD 50mm f2.0 macro
Focusing method: iESP
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: RAW
Processing applied: CS3
Various: Selective gaussian blur
Image resized to: 693x800

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Equinotial Red - re-visited:

Hokuto -

Most interesting, the way the leading edges of the front wings are so sharp; all the rest is out of focus, though the eyes do come close. It's also an equally interesting red. And then there's the bokeh, all those pastels, very nice. It's a very subtle image but I really like it.


Leon Plympton at 20:21 CEST on 22-Sep-2007 [Reply]


Thanks, Leon. I'm glad you noticed the effect. I was unsure how to handle this shot, since none of the entire series was completely in focus as I wanted. So I used 50% gaussian blur on a layer, then erased back on the edges of the wings and a few other areas to make them appear sharper, even tho not in perfect focus.

I am Hokuto at 02:27 CEST on 23-Sep-2007 [Reply]