View Full Version : Canada Darner in Flight

Josh Gahagan
01-15-2008, 05:38 PM
Here's one taken last summer at a nearby marsh.

20D, 70-200 f4, 1/1600 @ 6.3, ISO 400.


Thanks for looking!

Blake Shadle
01-15-2008, 05:48 PM
Josh! It's awesome to have you here on BPN! I remember seeing one of your first posted images a while back ;) Now you're photographing dragonflys in flight?? This is great! I like the background and composition. Your subject is very sharp and has a lot of fine detail. Next time try slowing down the shutter speed a bit and pan with the dragonfly... I think you might like the result :)

Steve Foss
01-15-2008, 05:58 PM
Not an easy capture at all. Darners are one of those species that doesn't do a lot of hovering in place unless it's quite cool out, and this is a very good catch. Lighting is excellent, BG is great, comp also.

Merv Cormier
01-15-2008, 06:06 PM
Wow, quite a catch, and the whole body in focus, I can't wait for next summer to try my luck with my Canon 40D.

Alfred Forns
01-15-2008, 06:42 PM
Just perfect !!!! One amazing image Big Time Congrats Josh !!!!

Axel Hildebrandt
01-15-2008, 07:07 PM
Great capture, Josh. Great details and BG and certainly not easy to photograph in flight.

Fabs Forns
01-15-2008, 07:14 PM
Hi Josh,

Great to see you at BPN :)

Totally impressed with this image, way to go!

Mike Moats
01-15-2008, 09:20 PM
Hey Josh, these shots always amaze me. I have never try this, but I'm sure its quite difficult. You did an awesome job on this one. Congrats.

Robert O'Toole
01-16-2008, 09:34 PM
Superb Josh I really love it, I am a huge fan of D-Flys and D-Flys in flight. Great work!