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Dragon fly

By binoyvisakh
Just a beginner in photography, i like macro photography.. Right now don't have a suitable lens, once i got the lens i will send u more. Smile
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Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
9 May 2009 3:39PM
Hi there Binoy,
You are right, a dedicated macro lens is much better for this type of shot. Having said that I like the angle from which this is taken with the light shining through the wings. You also have the right idea with your DOF to blurr the bg so that the subject stands out so well done for that. Your main problem here is your point of focus with the right hand wing being the sharpest area. I would have focused on the head and increased the DOF by about 2 aperture stops thus hopefully getting more of the subject in focus rather than just one part of it. And of course use a tripod wherever possible.
Hope this helps.

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Thanks Paul.. u r absolutely right. i shot this pic not on a tripod and i cant judge where exactly focussed sharply. as i copied to the computer only i felt the focus was wrong Sad . I visited ur site sterday. its soo nice. and i too love cats Smile
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
11 May 2009 1:40PM
Hello, Binoy. I agree with Paul about your point of focus. Even without a macro lens, it looks like you could have got the focus better and achieved quite a successful image, had your focus been in the correct place. I know it is very difficult with dragonflies, they move so fast, but the best images are those with the head facing towards you, not away from you. Sometimes a lot of patience is necessary. As to your composition, you have too much space top and left, and not enough bottom and right. Try to give your dragonfly room to "move into" so that the blank space is in front of it. Something to remember when you are composing your shot. Full marks for trying such a difficult subject.

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