Wings of desire (for photographers). A Dragonfly and Butterfly Up Close.


PIC 1

Here’s another couple of shots from Kanchanaburi, taken in the sweltering midday sun this weekend (October 21 2012).

The red skimmer (above), a common dragonfly of Thailand, has an incurable ‘return-to-base’ habit that makes photographing these complex-looking creatures easier if you observe their favourite perch. Approach sloth-like, set up in a similar vein and wait.

(If you click on the image it can be viewed at better resolution).

PIC 2: Another skimmer.

The red-base jezebel butterfly of Thailand (below) shares this trait.

PIC 3: Red-base Jezebel Butterfly, Thailand

Image Specs
PIC 1
Olympus E-3, f14, 1/60, ISO 320, Zuiko Digital 50mm f2.0 Macro + EC-20 2 x teleconverter, white balance auto, manual exposure, manual focus, image stabilizer, hand-held (strenuous), afternoon, bright sun, curves. River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

PIC 2
Olympus E-3, f14, 1/80, ISO 400, Zuiko Digital 50mm f2.0 Macro + EC-20 2 x teleconverter, white balance auto, manual exposure, manual focus, image stabilizer, hand-held (strenuous), afternoon, bright sun, curves. River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

PIC 3
Olympus E-3, f8, 1/60, ISO 500, Zuiko Digital 50mm f2.0 Macro + EC-20 2 x teleconverter, white balance auto, manual exposure, manual focus, image stabilizer, hand-held, afternoon, bright sun, curves. River Kwai, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Related blogs:
More macro: Damsels and Dragons
https://warrenfield.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/more-macro-damsels-and-dragons/

© Warren Field 2012
Taken on OLYMPUS E-System Cameras and Zuiko lenses.

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