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Ruddy darter

Ruddy darter
Photo Information
Copyright: Ton Valk (digiton) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 3 N: 106] (1310)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax 5D, Sigma macro 90mm f2.8
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): European dragonflies 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-12 12:52
Viewed: 3928
Points: 1
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ruddy Darter is one of the most beautiful darters, especially fully grown males. They are the deepest of all reds.
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Hi Ton.
Wow, just to get it to stay still in the sun is a feat of it's own.
I know with a macro that f/9 is quite a shallow depth of field and to go to a smaller f/32 for more depth would have slowed your shutter speed to much, I see you were already at 1/80 but the eye does not appear sharp and I think when we run into trouble with shutter speed and having to open up to a shallow depth of field then it is most important to first get that eye pin sharp and let the rest fall in. I see the legs and what he is sitting on as being your point of focus. A good photo in your composition to show the beauty of your Ruddy Darter though.

New Zealand

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