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Blue-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum ambiguum (With Video!) | by Thomas Shahan
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Blue-faced Meadowhawk - Sympetrum ambiguum (With Video!)

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What a cooperative dragonfly! He found a perch at about eye level and didn't mind me moving in for several photographs. The background color is from a turning leaf I held behind the fly with my left hand while firing away with my right.


Taken with a 50mm at f/11 reversed on extension tubes and cropped from a focus stack of two images.


The video isn't specifically about the image above or dragonflies - but a brief introduction to high magnification macro photography. I just thought some of you might like to see my equipment and see me at work - so - click here to see the video.

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Taken on August 12, 2010