This is a series of Blue Dasher Dragonfly images taken with a 400mm DO lens, but I also used an on camera flash with a Better Beamer Flash extender to help fill in the shadow details on the dragonflies. Also for some I set the flash so I was slightly overexposing on the subject dragonfly. This way when I compensated for the correct exposure on the dragonfly, the background would be darker and a little more dramatic.
Oh, wow, those eyes!
Yes, they have VERY interesting eyes! Especially if you really get close images of the eyes!
These are spectacular shots, Reed!
Thanks Donna! They are interesting photo subjects! Especially close up!
I really like the color rendering in the details. It doesn’t look like the flash gives any reflexes in the eyes either. Maybe because it’s facet eyes.
Thanks Hans! If you look closely you will see a small “flash hotspot” on the eyes. The eyes are curved so the hotspots are small.
Oh yes, sometimes natural light also makes some white spots in their big eyes.
Magnificent shots! I liked all of them, especially the one with light background was my favorite.
Thanks Minna! They are fun to photograph! Especially close up!