15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Preparing for flight

The day was gloomy and I was both the photographer and the prop (since my finger is in the photo). It was definitely a juggling act to balance the focus and lighting to get this image. The dragonfly is actually black and white, so combined with the poor lighting the photo wasn't that interesting. I was also frustrated that only the head and thorax were in focus. However, when I started playing with layers I found that there was more detail and movement in the wings that I thought.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Wendy Ryan