I was looking for dragonflies and found this Slaty Skimmer at a local park for a photo subject. I wanted a colorful, softer & smoother background so I was using a 400mm f/4 Canon DO lens, with an extension tube on a Canon 1D mkIV. I shot 3 images at different focus points @ f/11. This gives me enough sharpness on the dragonfly (wingtips & tail) but still gives me a very smooth background. This makes my dragonfly stand out more from the soft background.
Nice result, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! They are fun to photograph! And also fun to blend the layered images for the final result!
Great capture, Reed!
Thanks Donna! I tend to like to photograph subjects with wings!👍