Saturday, October 10, 2009

Yellow dragonfly-Camera Critter #1

My Six words Saturday here “Be patient to photograph this dragonfly.”

I always think I need to have an expensive macro lens to take good images of insects such as  dragonflies.  I am quite surprise to see this result of the yellow dragonfly, the photo was taken last week while I was jogging in a park, that was a cloudy evening time, some dragonflies were flying around the pound. I decided to go back to my car to take a camera to photograph those dragonflies.  I was using Richoh Caplio R7, a very common digital camera, I am surprised it still can take detailed shots of dragonflies, all I need is Patient
The hardest way to photograph dragonflies, is to chase one that is busily flying around. It is not easy  to choose to photograph one that is sitting still. It took me about an hour time to capture one that is motionless. I lost my patient sometime.  Finally it was done. I set my camera to continuous mode and shoot several bursts at once. This will help me to improve chances of at least one image being sharp and in focus.  It is still disappointed me as the eyes of this dragonfly in the photo aren’t sharp enough, the photo looses some impact.
Anyway, I enjoy to take this photograph and learn something new, I used to take photograph of something in “big”. Taking photograph of dragonfly is a challenge to me as I am a person always lack of patient.
Happy weekend! I am going to join Camera Critters this week....it is a fun meme where everyone posts some of their critter captures. Still I like to visit Six words Saturday, I enjoy reading the posts from participations here at Six words Saturday, it is an interesting meme where I find a lot of wonderful bloggers.  
 Camera Critters

19 comments:

quilly said...

Excellent capture! I can guarantee you I would have lost my patience and given up. You were rewarded for holding yours. Great job!

jabblog said...

That's a lovely shot - well done!

Ginger said...

I have also tried to photograph dragonflies. I have a photo of one on the end of my golf club that I'm saving for a rainy day! Love your close details in this photo.

Drahdrah said...

Beautiful picture ! Patience does pay off sometimes.

mellisarock said...

What a beautiful picture!! I have got to get a real camera!

Happy 6 word Saturday!

Melli said...

I JUST told another blogger this week that the reason SHE got a lovely damselfly capture was because SHE has the patience ... and I DON'T! Welllllll done!!!

Jim said...

He's pretty! M&MT, is that guy related to our Texas Misquito Hawk?
Happy 6WS! :-)

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Wonderful photo! Nicely done!

AudreyO said...

Great photo. I'm actually often not quick enough to get photos like this. I love it.

sema said...

Beautiful shot!

Shayla said...

Gorgeous picture!!! I love the fact that the detail on the wings can be seen!

PERBS said...

So that's how you do it. . . I have only caught one dragonfly with my camera and that was 5 years ago on the playground at school. It was on a tree. It is on my old blog, postcardsfromPaulie, header (link is on present blog on sidebar)

They keep telling me that there are lots of dragonflies at our pond but I have yet to capture one. YOURS is gorgeous!

Jama said...

Patience and a good steady hand, plus of course a co-operating dragon fly!

Call Me Cate said...

Fantastic shot! I can't believe the detail. Good job!

And thanks for playing 6WS!

eileeninmd said...

Your patience paid off and you have an awesome shot of the dragonfly. Thanks for sharing.

We love Luna said...

wow thanks for this fabulous shot!
Happy Camera critters
purrs and love
Luna

Nikki-ann said...

Brilliant capture, there's so much detail on the wings :)

Dianne said...

beautiful shot!

teri said...

Lovely photograph. Does your camera shoot well close up indoors?