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Photo of the Week 154

Photo of the Week 154
Guess what everyone?  You've got it.  Friday is here again.  We're almost at the weekend again.  If you're tired of your work and need a bit of a break, we've got just the thing for you.  Your boss will approve.  How about checking out Cramer Imaging's featured "Photo of the Week" for a couple minutes.  We promise it's just what you need and you'll be right back to work.

This week, we've got a rather rare shot.  It's an animal photograph.  We don't tend to feature many of these kinds of photos because working with animals is notoriously difficult to do.  It requires lots of patience to get just the right shot provided that the animal is willing to cooperate.  If not, well, the shot probably won't happen.

As you can see, we've got a photograph of a golden yellow dragonfly for this week.  The bright sun overhead really shows off it's naturally yellow color scheme and highlights the delicacy of its wings while resting on a very tiny platform.

This dragonfly landed in front of me while I was packing up for an outdoor excursion.  I couldn't believe my luck so I went to grab my camera and bag.  It was still there when I got back so I got to work taking photos of it.  I tried lots of different angles on this insect since I didn't much like most of the background options for the shot.  I also had to contend with my nemesis of the wind.

This poor bug was constantly being blown about on this point.  It was standing up vertically, like you see below, more often than not.  Getting a shot where its body was not being driven everywhere by the wind was difficult.  There were very few breaks in the wind where I could even try and get a shot or two in.  Then it would kick up again and blur all my attempts.

I managed to get a few photographs in where the dragonfly was stationary and in focus.  This was one of the best from this shoot.  We hope you enjoy this warm reminder of summer.

Cramer Imaging's professional quality nature insect photograph of a perched yellow dragonfly with black background in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho