A Duskhawk Flies Over Glassy Pond
Copyright ©2010, H. K. Tang ♥ ¤
Duskhawk is the common name for this species of dragonfly, Tholymis tillarga. Glassy Pond is a pointer to the real nature of the glassy looking surface which has served as my subject in this and two earlier images. So for those who like to know here is the answer to the question, what is it? It is nothing more than a glass chopping board. Of course you need to shoot macro with the right lighting in order to see beneath the undulating surface. I have been fascinated by this mundane object ever since I got a glimpse of the lattice of light trapped inside the glass.
This is a composite image, the glass image is a macro using a Raynox DCR-250 over a Lumix zoom. The dragonfly in flight was shot with a manual focus Pentax lens Super MC Takumar 135mm f2.5 some time back with an e300.
H. K. Tang
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