Jim Bodkin  


DRAGONFLY by Jim Bodkin

August 2019 - DRAGONFLY

August 2019 - Jim Bodkin

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Since we are traveling at Cape Cod, I didn’t have my full photo library with me, so I decided to take one of today’s images and see how it would adapt to B&W. I like the color version and would not normally try to convert it to
mono, so my attempt here is to get the ‘best’ version possible. Since this is a Nature Division shot, I am not allowed to eliminate the distracting back ground elements, however I can de-emphasize it.

Shot with Canon 7D Mk II, and Canon 100-400mm with 1.4x teleconverter, at 560mm, f/8.0 at 1/8000 sec, ISO 1250.

How would you suggest I improve the monochrome?


2 comments posted

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
I like both the color and mono versions. I would have liked to have the background of the mono version darker but that would be an impossible task because of the gossamer wings of the dragonfly.   Posted: 08/09/2019 15:46:55

Allen Tucker   Allen Tucker
If cropping is allowed, you could get rid of the foreground plant stalk.   Posted: 08/17/2019 17:06:55
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