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Dragonfly

Brachythemis contaminata

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12 Comments

itsningtime
itsningtime 9 years ago

WOW, amazing capture!

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

@AllandDharmawan Pick up a manual 55mm or 105mm Macro. Not that expensive and really versatile.
Another option would be to turn your 50mm around with a BR2 reversering.

Enjoy!

AllandDharmawan
AllandDharmawan 9 years ago

@AiilenG: yup, 50mm Nikkor f/1.8 plus extension tubes :) Thanks for visiting!

AllandDharmawan
AllandDharmawan 9 years ago

@LadenTamang: thanks! :)

AllandDharmawan
AllandDharmawan 9 years ago

@sttweets: Thanks... hehehe, macro lens is still not affordable for a 16-year-old-student like me... :) hehehe, but I love macro, that's why I bought manual extension tubes.

AileenG
AileenG 9 years ago

nikon 50mm? =)

LadenTamang
LadenTamang 9 years ago

amazing...love the shot!

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

@AllandDharmawan
Well done! Patience, patience, patience...
I did the same for my pictures, but I used a macro lens instead of a bellow combination. I use the bellow inside, but find it to much hassle to take it outside.

AllandDharmawan
AllandDharmawan 9 years ago

@sttweets: Thanks :) I photographed this Dragonfly outside, with available light, and 1/32 internal flash :) I tried to approach it quietly, I think it was my luck day, hehehe... It sat still for a very long time.

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

Very nice! Made me think of my own image: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/553...
Did you photograph this Dragonfly outside, or in a studio setting? How did you make it 'sit still', since working with bellows takes quiet a lot of time for each photo.

AllandDharmawan
AllandDharmawan 9 years ago

@JosephBullock: Thanks for your compliment! :) I didn't use macro lens, but a-fixed-50mm-lens with 2 extension tubes :)

JosephBullock
JosephBullock 9 years ago

Great close up. Must be a super close up lens you have and a steady hand on the tripod :)

AllandDharmawan
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AllandDharmawan

Malang, Indonesia

Spotted on Apr 3, 2011
Submitted on Apr 29, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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