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Large Red Damselfly by EscyKane
Large Red Damselfly
Pyrrhosoma nymphula, Suborder Zygoptera

Photo taken in June, middle Germany

Learning by doing. 
My macros finally start to look nice. While f2.8 is a nice aperture for horse photography at 100-200mm and a distance around 40m to get a sharp object and a pretty background blur, it's WAY too short for a small distance of 15cm. With f2.8 on 15cm distance, the sharp area is maybe one mm! Not enough to capture an insect of about 4 cm length...

After hundreds of macros with very small depth of focus I used a smaller aperture of f6 to f10. Surprise! The whole damselfly in a nice, sharp appearance and background still beautifully blurred! Sweating a little... 
Nevertheless, there's still so much to improve!

Canon EOS 7D and 100mm 2.8 Macro Lens, handheld shot with natural light.
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ShootingStarStudio Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Used some of your greyscales, thank you! shootingstarstudio.deviantart.…
your art is amazing, by the way. 
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EchoValleyStables Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! :cake::party:
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CalyArt Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay birthday cake :ihavecaek: :happy birthday: 
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EquineRibbon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthdaaay! Have a great day :cake::squee:
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Reining1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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Happy birthday! :cake: :la: 
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amour-interdit Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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You may select a design from this sheet now. :D
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PonyPoison Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is absolutely stunning..... *adds to watch list* I really hope you get the time to make new art!!
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annaaM Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, I just scrolled through your gallery and I am absolutely flashed by your talent! :happybounce:
Really excited for your upcoming devitations ^^
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Rosenwood-Stables Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
OH MY GOSH. You're art is amazing! *watches* I'll really be looking forward to your amazing pieces popping up in my inbox :la:
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