Dragonfly

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Nikon D5100+Nikkor 35mm @50mm, f/5.6, 1/400

 

 

I’m not very skilled and keen on animal photography, and insects especially, but I just couldn’t resist the temptation when this dragonfly sat on a plant just 1 metre away from me! And as I was trying to take a shot extremely carefully and focusing manually, the beauty was just sitting there posing.

Does anyone happen to know what kind of dragonflies it is? Just curious what happened to be in my focus.

Dance to the music!

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It’s not very often these days when I get a chance to take pictures in the street. Today was special. My family and I went to the seafront and walked along the shore. At some place we saw a street musician playing saxophone. I wanted to take a photo of him but suddenly some boys passing¬†by started dancing to the music. Amazing!

I shot “from the hip”, so I couldn’t actually see the photo I was gonna take until I saw it on the camera’s display, and I wouldn’t get a second chance¬†as the situation changed really fast. All the dancing was spontaneous and took only a minute.

Dance

Under pressure

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It’s been awhile since I posted any photos and this is the reason why: since last week I’m living in a hot country of Israel and  two weeks before that we spent trying to pack all the necessary stuff.

Now I hope I’ll be able to post some interesting pics of local life.

By the way, this photo was made right from my stairs in the midday. This poor dog tried to cool off in the shade under air conditioning.

And as you walk away…

And as you walk away...
And as you walk away…

This picture was originally taken by my Nikon DSLR with an old manual Nikkor lens and it was in colour of course. Later I edited it using a film preset to imitate Ilford HP5 film .

Though from a distance the photo could look like a film one, still I see almost no analogue spirit in it despite this quite authentic preset. I like film photography, so I try to use those presets when editing my rare digital shots, but I always doubt if it adds anything to the pictures or ruins them.

Does this filmish effect spoil the photo? Below is the original.

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