Fascinating Detail

Posted by Craig Lipski on Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:39 am

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Widow Skimmer (f)

Libellula luctuosa


Livingston Co, MI

I've got a million nice (imho) shots of males, (mature and juvenile,) but I never seem to get a good, close view of the females.  I just wanted a nice, sharp "record shot", and know that the bg isn't ideal, but when I pulled this up on my screen I immediately was drawn to the detail in the wings.


100-400 4.5-5.6 II (@400mm)

1/1250, f/8

Eval -.3

iso 1600

Natural light, hand held

Significant crop for comp

Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Good light,

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:10 am
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Yes, amazing detail in the wings, Craig, but the whole subject looks like its crafted from burnished gold in the uncompressed view. Absolutely stunning image. Love it!

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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:13 pm
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Looks like jewelry!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:37 pm
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This is gorgeous! Love the luminous colors , and yes, the details are wonderful too.
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by Tom Whelan on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:37 pm
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Love the wing details, but the metallic gold shimmers - very attractive.

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by clement on Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:49 pm
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WOW what an amazing picture this with those brilliant colors normally that eye doesn't see..

by John Labrenz on Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:48 pm
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Very cool...love it!

by cwdavis on Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:57 am
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Stunning photograph, Craig!
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by rhighercat on Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:26 pm
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Amazing image! Love the golden color and the details.

by Craig Lipski on Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:10 am
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone!
Good light,

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