Selection of June 2021: X Fly by Gil Gautier

X Fly by Gil Gautier

As usual, I first looked for a frame and for light. The odonata at the edge of this small pond were numerous. I just had to choose my angle of view to integrate the subject as well as possible in this frame. 
The main difficulty was timing, because only at a specific time of the day the sparkle on the water in the background was visible. The behaviour of this insect is very predictable. A good observation and understanding of the habits of this insect allowed me to trigger at the right time. 
The white balance and the exposure were managed during the shooting. A slight S-curve to enhance the contrast between the dark subject and the background has been applied. 

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