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American Rubyspot (f)


Posted by Craig Lipski on Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:25 am

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American Rubyspot (f)
Hetaerina americana

Washtenaw Co, MI

5DIV
100-400 4.5-5.6 II
1/200s, f/16, iso 800
Eval -.67
Hand held, natural light

This was fun - a lifer species that was a target for this trip; for this shot I had to lay among the *huge* fishing spiders and hang over a small bank cut to get a decent angle.  Of course the best shot of the outing would be a female, but at least this one was the most vividly marked of all the females we saw.

Comments and suggestions always welcome.
Good light,
Craig

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by david fletcher on Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:30 pm
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Nailed this one Craig. Congratulations on your target and execution. Top, top drawer!
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by rhighercat on Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:30 pm
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A perfect one! Love the iridescent colors that come off very well. spot on focus, nice perch and very well composed. I marvel at your ability to handhold the camera with this lens and get a very sharp image
 

by Craig Lipski on Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:06 pm
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rhighercat wrote:
A perfect one! Love the iridescent colors that come off very well. spot on focus, nice perch and very well composed. I marvel at your ability to handhold the camera with this lens and get a very sharp image


Thank you!  4 Stop IS helps!!!  So does firing a burst of 3 or 4 shots, reacquiring focus, and doing it again - one frame (usually) stands out. I couldn’t afford to do that back in the film days!
Good light,
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by Tom Whelan on Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:20 pm
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Excellent image and a great find - in my area, these are pretty rare. Lovely colors and light.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:26 pm
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Striking image- wonderful colors and clarity! And what an amazing effort- congrats on the excellent results.
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by ChrisRoss on Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:32 am
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Nicely done. damselflies make great subjects, very challenging to shoot!
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by Carol Clarke on Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:03 pm
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Gorgeous image, Craig!  Absolutely stunning shot of this beauty - and I am very impressed by your gymnastics to get the shot too.  :D 

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by Karl Egressy on Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:22 am
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A truly amazing shot.
 

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