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Old 07-05-2018, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default Pic of a dragon...

Dragonfly that is . Please tell me what I did good and what is not so good about this pic...
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:27 PM   #2
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good pic,, would have been better if you caught him in flight!
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:31 PM   #3
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Cool pic
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:31 PM   #4
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Cool pic.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:05 AM   #5
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Default Great Photo!

Did you use a Macro lens?


By the way, that's a Common Sanddragon (Progomphus obscurus). Found that on a Texas Dragonflies website.

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Old 07-09-2018, 06:34 AM   #6
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Thanks felllas...

No macro lens used. It just happened to land a few yards from where I was so I zoomed in on it a bit. I am just learning to use the camera and I was plesantly surprised with the result.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:05 AM   #7
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Cool poc
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:32 AM   #8
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Great photo! Amazing to catch him completely still like that so you even see the web of structure in his wings. Also, the fact that his head his cocked adds interest, almost as if he is wondering what this thing is with a big round eye and why is it looking at him.
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:54 PM   #9
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Focus and composition are great. Try as I might, I can't think of anything negative to say about it. Great image!
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:49 PM   #10
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Cool pic
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:09 PM   #11
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What lens, aperture and shutter speed, if its available. One of the issues I have with this type of shot is too open of aperture, causing parts of the subject to be in focus, and some out. I have an issue trying to keep shutter speed up, to keep movement down, and miss the focus depth. I think I said that tight.


That being said, still trying to get a dragonfly to hold still long enough to get a good shot.
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Old 02-24-2019, 10:44 PM   #12
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Very cool
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:56 AM   #13
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:36 PM   #14
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Great shot! Great composition, you nailed the focus on the eyes!


Did you do any post processing to this one? The only thing I'd do, and that's just my personal taste, is bump up the contrast a bit to make it pop but either way its a great shot man!
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Old 02-25-2019, 09:03 PM   #15
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Wow, how come it did not move an inch when you are about to capture that photo? You did a good job capturing a picture of your subject.
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Old 02-27-2019, 10:13 PM   #16
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What lens, aperture and shutter speed, if its available. One of the issues I have with this type of shot is too open of aperture, causing parts of the subject to be in focus, and some out. I have an issue trying to keep shutter speed up, to keep movement down, and miss the focus depth. I think I said that tight.


That being said, still trying to get a dragonfly to hold still long enough to get a good shot.
Nice pic...

You could bump your ISO to 400 or even 800 and and get a little extra depth on closer subjects, shoot in aperture priority for more depth, and shutter priority for stop action. With small subjects like this, keep your meter set to spot, and stop down a third. Just some ideas...
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Old 03-05-2019, 03:25 AM   #17
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Thank you all for the responses and advice. Being new to cameras and photography I don't know enough to say what settings the camera was on. To the question, if I adjusted anything afterwards, that will be a no. This camera, a Nikon CoolPix 900 captures in a pic format that to my understanding is not practical for adjusting.

To sum it up, I lucked into a decent pic. I have a long road of learning to be able to capture images like the awesome ones posted on here regularly. the beauty of these digital cameras is there is no film to buy. Hope to make some progress on the learning curve and start submitting stuff into the photo of the month thread.
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:53 PM   #18
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If you take a photo a little on the side, you can see more details. The photo turned out interesting!
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:48 AM   #19
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nice pic.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:20 PM   #20
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This is a great photo as is, I would try getting a shot of the dragonfly taking off or landing.
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Old 04-18-2019, 01:41 AM   #21
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Great pic.. I can't tell you how many 100's of thousands of BB's I shot at those things with my "Daisy Red Riders" while they were sitting on my grandparents close line, when I was a kid... Killed 1,000's upon 1000's of them.. The goal was to shoot their head off without hitting the body...
That was way back before Video games!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:57 AM   #22
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Great pic.. I can't tell you how many 100's of thousands of BB's I shot at those things with my "Daisy Red Riders" while they were sitting on my grandparents close line, when I was a kid... Killed 1,000's upon 1000's of them.. The goal was to shoot their head off without hitting the body...
That was way back before Video games!!!!!
Sounds like an awesome way to spend some time outdoors IMHO that is what kids need these days. I would take a BB gun full of BBs and the great outdoors over any video game.
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:43 AM   #23
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Good Job!
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