Agama and a Dragonfly




Ganesh H Shankar
Agama and a Dragonfly
I was trying to get some wide angle perspective of agamas but I could not go very close since they are very shy and will disappear inside stones. May be a remote trigger with some patience would have fetched better results in terms of my visualization. Here goes one however...
Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:48 pm
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Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:48 pm

Interesting composition here, for Agama images you need to try at Daroji where they are confiding, I wish the dragonfly was more defined. Love how the polariser shows the pattern of the clouds.

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Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:39 pm

brilliant! Would love to see you try out the Kestrel with wide angle as you were mentioning the other day

Commentby Shankar Kiragi on Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:39 am

Ganesh, Beautiful perspective. Loved it all the way. Yeah dragonfly should have been more or not at all.

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Commentby Nilanjan Das on Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:56 am

What lens did you use Ganesh ? I loved the angle here very much. Superb perspective.

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Commentby nagraj on Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:59 am

well, the agama looks good on the well lit rock but the clouds does not hold this image together.

Commentby Kaushik Balakumar on Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:26 pm

Wide perspective is interesting. wish agama was slightly bigger in frame (u've mentioned it urself too). I can visualize what u mean by wide perspective but from closer range from the agama.
U mentioned about remote triggering. Wud u pre-focus ur camera in such cases & trigger remotely (manually with remote control) when the agama arrives ? How does one manage focusing correctly in such scenarios ?
I remember u'd tried something similar with bears in daroji.

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:17 pm

Kaushik, hyperfocal distance of wide angle lenses are quite small we can keep it very close to such rocks and stop it down sufficiently to get acceptable sharpness upto infinity.

Nilanjan, the lens used was 12-24 with as VMR said using a circular polarizer.

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Commentby Gautham G on Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:01 pm

Beautiful perspective Ganesh. Agama & the clouds really make it unique. Yes, agree with VMR on the dragonfly.

Commentby nirlep on Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:29 am

Hi Ganesh
It's an interesting shot with elements of life and landscape. The gap between agama and clouds splits the frame inspite of the presence of bird. Clicking from still lower point could've helped if that didn't obscure the agama.

Commentby binujj on Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:37 pm

Brilliant perspective.
Superb !!!

Commentby Nirav Bhatt on Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:24 pm

I haven't seen anyone else even trying for these type of pictures.. You are a master!