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Brown/Tan Damselfly Face | by Thomas Shahan
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Brown/Tan Damselfly Face

Another test of the 1960's Pentax Asahi Takumar 50mm f/1.4 prime. This time I had it revesed to a few extension tubes. The lens was set at f/16 (it's minimum aperture) and the photo was cropped quite a bit.

 

This was a very easy to photograph damselfly in comparison to others I have worked with (I even petted its abdomen with my finger and it didn't move). It did fly away few times, but like most dragon/damselflys it returned to its perch after a few moments. Though it did end up flying away for good after I attempted to bust out the 28mm for some full-frame head shots (~4x,5x,6x life size).

 

While out and about I saw tons of other fun bugs and little frogs, but ultimately ended up passing over them as it was just so damn hot outside. I was completely drenched by the time I made it back to the car. It's just miserable out there, I had so much sweat in my eyes I couldn't see through the viewfinder.

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Taken on February 15, 2005