Arabella Dane  

Pennants Dragonfly by Arabella Dane

July 2021 - Pennants Dragonfly

About the Image(s)

Canon r5 mirrorless, 100-400 lens. Cropped and run thru Lightroom. I found the data somehow!! and it says 1/500 f7.1.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Miriam Power   Miriam Power
Great DOF. Would like to see more of his? wings   Posted: 07/11/2021 04:44:11

Dan DeVries   Dan DeVries
Great shot. I think you can crop the bottom - just to where the green starts.   Posted: 07/11/2021 17:34:19

MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan   MD Tanveer Hassan Rohan
Nice one . did you take full body of dragonfly ?   Posted: 07/12/2021 11:55:08

Tom Pickering   Tom Pickering
Great capture, as others have noted already. The detail in the dragonfly's head is fantastic.

Of course, the lesson learned here is that have such a wide-open aperture results in a very shallow DOF, especially when using a zoom lens. The solution is to choose a smaller aperture and raise your ISO slightly.

I think the solid color at the top and bottom, which is clearly not part of the original image, should go as it ends up being somewhat of a distraction.

I tool this image into Topaz Sharpen AI to try and bring a little more of the image into focus. Thoughts?   Posted: 07/15/2021 16:34:40
Comment Image

Brenda Frezeman   Brenda Frezeman
What a fabulous capture! The detail is incredible. I'd eliminate the top and bottom solid color, as others have suggested.   Posted: 07/16/2021 21:10:14

Rusty Pinckney   Rusty Pinckney
Incredible detail. Agree with comments on cropping a bit off the top and bottom to focus on the creature.
  Posted: 07/21/2021 19:52:18

Arabella Dane   Arabella Dane
great suggestions.thanks everyone!!   Posted: 07/28/2021 05:50:38