Monday, 1 August 2011

Darter in gold

This morning (my last day of the summer holiday) I got up early to search for dew-covered darters after a relatively cold night. This Banded Darter (Sympetrum pedemontanum/Bandheidelibel) was warming up on a perfect perch. The bright washed-out spot is the reflection of the sun in a small pool. It doesn't bother me; there is simply no sensor today with a dynamic range that is large enough to capture this.

* Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 100mm/f2.8; ISO-400, f7.1, 1/640s; +0.3 stop; from tripod.


Jowan said...

great atmosphere and colours Gerard. I agree about the bright spot. It is also a kind of contraweight in the picture for the banded darter.

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful photo! Well done.