- Posted by Chris Smith
- On May 30, 2016
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- competitions, insect, nature
These two images were shortlisted in the Small World category of Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2015.
I had been wanting to get an image of a dragonfly like this for some time. It was on a visit to RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve when I spotted the dragonfly about 3 metres away. My camera was on the tripod, I took a shot then I very slowly inched forward and took another. I repeated this process for several minutes in order to get close enough to get the image I wanted.
Canon EOS 7D with sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX lens. ISO 320, 1/160 sec at f/5.6
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This image was taken at around 6:30pm in the evening of mid June. There were plenty of Burnet around. I picked my spot, got down low with the camera on a tripod and waited for one to land near me. Thankfully, several did and this is the outcome.
Canon EOS 7D with sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX lens. ISO 200, 1/30 sec at f/8 Exposure – 0.3step
post – processing, crop / brightness / contrast and sharpening.