A photographic walk through the realm of the dragonflies


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As I wrote yesterday, I went on two photo tours last Friday. On my way home from the first I discovered a part of the riverside inhabited by hundreds of buzzing dragonflies.

Since I could not get close enough with the short focal length of the DP2Q without getting wet, I ran home to retrieve equipment with a longer reach (SD1M & Sigma 18-300 C). With a focal length of 450mm, in FF terms, and a reproduction scale of 1:3 I was finally able to take pictures of the swift insects without disturbing them and chasing them off.

However, it was already quite late, and the golden hour was almost over. The combination of low light and small apertures – necessary to achieve sufficient depth of field for such long focal lengths – resulted in really long exposure times which made avoiding camera shake extremely difficult.

Some of the following photos are therefore, despite Foveon, less than tack sharp. I uploaded them anyway since I like the feeling of the photos as a whole, and since the blurring does not show much in small size. 🙂
Sigma SD1 Merrill & 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Contemporary (volle Auflösung - full resolution)

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