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    Thanks to my wife Pam she spotted this newly emerged dragonfly, quite frankly I would have missed it. The larva had crawled up a single grass stem to pupate and emerge, it had not occurred to me to look at something so flimsy. I tried multiple images to try to get a clear background, this was the best I could manage, the camera was about 2" above water level.

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    Now this is the type of shot i have always wanted to get. The comp is nice and the detail is great. I would have tried a diffuser to soften the light some.

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    Thanks John, I agree a diffuser would have helped very much indeed, I must get round to rigging something up.......... I am kicking myself now I have just remembered I bought a white diffuser umbrella a couple of years ago, I'll dig it out.

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    Very nice, capturing a moment in the life of a dragonfly. Everything looks good to me. A slight reverse tone curve would soften the light. Thank you for sharing, Jon.
    Joe Przybyla

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    Hi Jon,
    Terrific behavioral capture. Light already noted. Still a strong image with nice details.
    Allen

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    Very Different image. I agree with the Diffuser, it would certainly help the image.

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