Rainy Day #2

I found this poor Dragon Fly on my doormat this morning, blown in or sheltering from the storms of yesterday.  He was barely alive, but I put it on a Hydrangea to take a photo, and after a few minutes it flew away…..

I spent quite some time trying to take a good shot of the Vine Leaf Moth larvae, but this was the best I could do.  They have very fine hairs on their bodies, which move constantly – the light was poor, and even with a very fast shutter speed there was movement as you can see, and good depth of field was impossible for the same reasons.  I should have used some fill in flash.  None the less……here it is in all its spots and stripes and colour.


2 responses

  1. did you try upping your ISO for the caterpillar..? When the light is bad I can sometimes fudge it by doing that..

    January 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm

  2. WOW, brillint photos!!! I hope the dragonfly muttered thank you as he flew away.

    January 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm

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