I am going through backup Hard Drives clearing out files not needed to clear up some of my storage space. I found this image of an Male Eastern Forktail Damselfly covered with the raindrops after a heavy rain. I thought it looked interesting with the heavy amount of raindrops. I was using a Sigma 150mm macro lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter on a Canon 1D MkIV. To get more in focus but still keep a soft uncluttered background I was shooting with my aperture @ f/4.5. I shot 9 images along the Damselfly and the water drops . Then loaded them into 1 layered Photoshop file to blend into my final image. Luckily the Damselfly did not move as I was photographing it. The 2nd image is a Immature Female Eastern Forktail Damselfly shot at the same session as the Featured Image.
Love the depth and detail the stacking provides.
Thanks so much!! Plus they are fun to do! Especially when it works!!
When I saw the title I wondered how you got a damselfly to sit still for nine shots. Then when I got here and saw the drops covering it I understood. Great detailed shot, Reed!
Thanks Steve! It helps when it is wet & the day is somewhat cool!!
Fabulous shots, Reed!
Thanks Eliza! They are fun to photograph! It helps when they are wet and it is somewhat cooler! It slows them down some and makes it easier to photograph them!
Beautiful photos, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! They are fun photo subjects!!
Always love to see your Damselfly images, Reed!
Thanks so hush Greta!! I appreciate your comment!