Red dragonfly

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Debra Plett

Nice one Yves, the red colour of the dragonfly helps to separate him nicely from the background. The second twig with the spider web stand out as well. I like the muted landscape instead of a strong bokeh in this image.

Yves Langlois

Thank you Debra. I was glad the focus was right on the dragonfly because I was on Auto-focus. I know a little bit more now the way to control the depth of field with my 70-400mm So It is less a surprise. I can make the background I want. I don't know for you but here (south of Qu├ębec) it seemed that spring will arrive a lot earlyer than usual. I am shining the 400mm ready for the first safari of the season.

Debra Plett

Hi Yves, it is above normal temperatures for us right now. Beautiful 15 degrees but 50 km winds today and possibly tomorrow. Everything is pretty dirty with the spring melt not much snow left. Not a pretty time of year for photographs...but soon.

Having a vast landscape in the background when shooting a bug is not usual. Having it quite clear instead of the usual bokeh was a surprise, a success after few trials over the yeaars.
Taken By
Yves Langlois
Taken On
March 19, 2021
red dragonfly bee_eater animal bird anisoptera insect invertebrate
  • Camera: SLT-A35
  • Focal: 55
  • Lens Model: DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM
  • Shutter speed: 0.003125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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