Jon Smith

Jon Smith

Posted on 10/12/2013


Photo taken on October 12, 2013


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woodwalton
hover
m42
flight
dragonfly
fens
motion
wings
insect
in flight
slt
a57
alpha
sony
carl zeiss
f2.8
tessar
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50mm


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sony alpha a57 slt set to mono shooting (single frame) and rwl with an m42 adaptor and a carl zeiss tessar f2.8 50mm all manual lens with a tiffen filter.

a dragonfly on the wing for 'the sunday challenge' group task. manual focus and with shutter speed reduced to strike the balance between freeze motion and wing movement.

shot in mono@ woodwalton fen reserve on the second visit of the week

Valfal, Alain Atrân, Marieschen, Lischen and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


43 comments - The latest ones
Juan
Juan
Nice work,fantastic composition !!
5 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Excellent image,and great details,fantastic !!
5 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Have a nice day my friend !!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Juan
thanks so much juan. have a great weekend!
5 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o brilliant ... in every respect :) compliments o0o

ADMIRED in CONTRASTS 4U if featured in EXPLORE
please post picture in small size or / link HERE
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to beverleyplaya
That's very kind of you bev. Thanks
5 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
Interesting use of mono, Jon. I like it.
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to *starless*
Thank you very much starless !
5 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
if only all the challengers will go easy on me like this...
Jon does it have 6 legs?
yes, then it fits the challenge
no, then it doesn't
I never would have thunk dragon fly could be a 'creepy crawly beastie'!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Dragonflies have 6 legs Wendi !
5 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a wh… has replied to Shuttering Yukon
The challenge is just BUGS and BIESTIES...a dragonfly is a bug...a biggish one, but nonetheless a bug;o)
5 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to Jon Smith
I k.n.o.w. (I say rolling my eyes hands on hips, woman type voice) but you said "I hope it fits the brief" for the challenge..
5 years ago.
Eefje
Eefje
The title and the photo show a great imagination.
5 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
Thanks erato
5 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
It has 6 legs... and it's a bug! It's gorgeous...it's super - it has the most beautiful blur and motion...I love it!!!
...and the focus...in flight...stunning!!!:O)
5 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
That is a magical capture! Well done and love the bokeh!
5 years ago.
Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker
nice, the blur and the boken and the black and white work really well together here, something very fragile about it
5 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
A really great photo and processing. Gold star quality.
5 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
High 5's on this one Jon ... :)

Seen n The Sunday Challenge
5 years ago.
Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema
Beautifully done
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Diederik Santema
cheers my friend from the dark side :-0
5 years ago.
Clandrew ( http://clandrew.weebly.com )
Clandrew ( http://cl…
Great shot, Jon. Perfect shutter speed.
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Clandrew ( http://cl…
thanks drew!
5 years ago.
H C
H C
Great shot with super bokeh.
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to H C
thank you very much hc!
5 years ago.
Rosann
Rosann
Beautiful!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Rosann
cheers rosann!
5 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Thats amazing!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Penny
that's kind penski!
5 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Have a fabous week my friend !!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Juan
thanks juan!
5 years ago.
Ceropegia
Ceropegia
Great action and bokeh too!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Ceropegia
cheers cero!
5 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
This is such a cool image, love the motion and the wonderful bokeh! Great as a b/w too!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Janet Brien
thanks janet, the bokeh from the nifty 50 cz is a good part of this tricky lens
5 years ago.
Marieschen
Marieschen
phantastic picture!!!!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Marieschen
thank you very much marieschen!
5 years ago.
Alain Atrân
Alain Atrân
Elle invite au voyage!!
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to Alain Atrân
merci bien alain!
5 years ago.
David Michael
David Michael
!!!!! ...speechless....

ADMIRED in CONTRASTS 4U
5 years ago.
Jon Smith has replied to David Michael
erm, thanks david, i think!
5 years ago.
David Michael has replied to Jon Smith
I can't even get them sitting still!
5 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Fabulous capture, Jon!
3 years ago.