Darters on Fire

© Jeroen Stel

Darters on Fire

Michelle Alton September 06, 2010

Takes dragon fly photography to a new dimension! Wonderful. #1305341

Deborah J. Bibbins September 06, 2010

This is stunning, Jeroen! It's like a page out of a fairytail has come to life. #8884502

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This weekend I was hired by a UK photographer to do a 3-day workshop in The Netherlands where I live so I took him on several tours amongst wich one early morning of Banded Darter photography. This was one of the shots we got with the upcoming sun behind the Darters.


Jeroen Stel

Canon Eos 1D Mark3
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F 8
Exposure mode: AV
Exposure compensation: - 1 1/3
Flash:yes: Canon MT 24EX with custom made raiser & Gary Fong Puffer Diffusers
Flash exposure compensation: -1 2/3
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: AI Focus
ISO: 200
Lens: Canon 200mm F2.8 + 20mm Macro ext. tubes
Focal length:
AF mode: Manual Focus
On tripod an Wimberley Head
Levels/Curves/USM/Contrast/Saturation/Noise Ninja/My own mix-Sharpening
Bibble Pro / Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Uploaded on September 05, 2010

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