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11th September 2012 Picture of the Day, Tuesday, 11th September 2012
by Ian Burley

step up ;), by Stan


Click image above to see this photo in Stan's gallery.

Stan1968 has had several of his photos featured on the DPNow Picture of the Day over the years but this is the first for quite a while. Stan is a very versatile photographer and past POTDs of his have included landscapes and macros, and once again we have a super macro shot to enjoy. There is another composition in Stan's gallery of the same insect, which I think is a dragonfly and not a damselfly, which is similar but can fold its wings. The focus is spot on and I like the vertical framing which conforms to the rule of thirds guide. I only wish I could achieve results like this with my own attempts at photographing insects!

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