Common Darter

Here’s a shot from Whitecross Green Wood,  a female Common Darter.


On this occasion, the handheld flash technique had more than the usual benefits: the flash as main light meant that balancing the strong directional sunlight was easier; taking this kind of shot in these conditions without flash would have produced a very contrasty shot of the darter, with the risk of too many shadows.


Sympetrum striolatum




Nikon D800E/200f4micro/cpl/SB600+softbox

ISO 800 1/320 f/16


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