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Rapport with Dragonfly

Rapport with Dragonfly
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Copyright: Chian Sing Lai (kim_gwan) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 24] (46)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-01
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Sony Alpha 35, SAL 55-200 F4.0-5.6 SAM, Sony SDHC 8GB, Hoya HMC Multi-Coated UV 55mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-12 0:59
Viewed: 1445
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While shooting around in the Orchid Garden, i saw this Dragonfly that loves to rest on this branch.

It took me more than 15mins to build a closer relationship with it.

Each time it flies away and back to the same branch, i will move closer so that it is within the manual focus of my 55-200mm lens(not macro lens). I moved slowly to get a comfortable distance of within 30cm, then i started my manual focus until i get a clear face of this Dragonfly.

It would be much better if i had a macro or 300mm lens.

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To harpya: Bom Diakim_gwan 1 05-12 07:36
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> A superb macro recording, showing the finer details in the insect so well!
The composition is pleasing to my eyes, with good lines a a shallow DoF that isolates the subject nicely...
Good clarity in colours too!



Hi Chian..nice shot..excellent macro details with a nice soft background...well


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