15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Preparing for flight
The day was gloomy and I was both the photographer and the prop (since my finger is in the photo). It was definitely a juggling act to balance the focus and lighting to get this image. The dragonfly is actually black and white, so combined with the poor lighting the photo wasn't that interesting. I was also frustrated that only the head and thorax were in focus. However, when I started playing with layers I found that there was more detail and movement in the wings that I thought.
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||Nov. 30, 2017, 8:01 a.m.