A small reminder of summer now gone by, another of the rescuees from the plant tunnels just resting before vanishing into the wide blue yonder, this male is one of the brighter coloured dragonflys in the UK.
ajustments were but few check levels crop to 28.22cm X21 apply Unsharp mask
Critiques | Translate
phil (223) 2003-10-07 19:41
Amazing shot. Very close and very clean. The colors are nice and the head looks so great ! The finger may be too much, but a shot is a shot ! They are so many detail. Very nice pic !
christiane (668) 2003-10-07 19:42
Unbelieveble! Perfect sharp and colors!
AdrianW (2274) 2003-10-07 20:07
Nice shot! I think compositionally it's probably your best to date - not ideal for identification though. I particularly like the way the dragonfly is shown against the sky, makes a pleasant change - almost all shots you see are against foliage... Very well captured :-D
Rupes (913) 2003-10-07 20:28
Wonderful macro shot!....beautiful colors,great details...Hey!Dragonfly it's looking to me!;)
bullybeef53 (3365) 2003-10-07 20:51
This picture is absolutely mind-boggling . It's detail is incredible . All I can say is "WOW".
How did you get so much detail ? It only goes to show they you can take an excellent picture . Congratulations .
chrischris (877) 2003-10-07 20:55
I agree with all above : this is a very nice maro shot. Why did you used f/8? Perhaps a lower f-number would have be more appropriate here, giving a more detailed shot... However, Unsharp mask has well worked. Very good frame, the dragonfly seems to look at me ;-). Beautiful capture!
kourosh (2346) 2003-10-07 23:25
it really looks like a helicopter! i find the blurred thing in the bottom a little distracting, tried to remove it in a workshop.
dovi (1068) 2003-10-08 1:19
Great macro shot, I wonder how did you make it rest on your finger long enough to captue this beautiful shot??!!
martin (1242) 2003-10-08 3:11
An amazing macro. The excellent composition and perfect focusing give this a powerful impact. Another photo that shows the quality of the Zeiss lens.
milloup (1829) 2003-10-08 4:34
Cracking caputure of a helicop... oh, it's a hawker ;-)). No, seriously, this is one of the very best shots of a hawker, that I've ever seen, even in the glitzy, expensive books I get out of the library.
gepall (1836) 2003-10-08 4:41
The colours and the detail are excellent
richspence (71) 2003-10-08 7:47
thats pretty incredible!
jrj (34843) 2003-10-08 7:48
Wow - send to the war zone!
greg (2835) 2003-10-08 8:04
Scary!! I made you a less zoological workshop... but couldn't post it. I'll try tomorrow.
dominique (11414) 2003-10-08 16:31
really interesting and really well done, pretty blow.
Deutscher (0) 2003-10-23 9:36
Yes, really unbelieveble! Perfect shot!!
emax (919) 2003-11-05 12:41
Where you finds all these insects. On the pics they are very interesting, but in this dimensions are horrible.
This enlargement it's well composed and extremely clean. You know to use the macro very good. Amazing masterpiece.
tdoan (95) 2003-11-09 0:30
Beautiful picture. Great DOF and color sharpness. It's amazing how you can get the dragonfly to stay on your fingertip.
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2003-11-13 12:18
This is by far my favourite of your dragonfly shots. It has a wonderfully alive and in motion feeling to it. The colours are beautiful, and the sharpness is spot on. Excellent shot!
fredrok (97) 2003-11-25 11:43
The colours, quality level, and sharpness in this photo are truly amazing. In order to capture this beauty you have used an awesome angle. Great composition. The only thing that is disturbing is the blurry object in the bottom. But as I can see, kourosh already have solved that in his WS (good work).
Rob, this is a great macro shot, congrats!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2003-11-25 12:25
Excellent macro shot, love the detail, which human eyes could not see alone without the macro, very good timing and cropping
CreaToR (88) 2003-12-23 8:23
everytime i try to shoot a close up the subject moves, or the light ain't good enough... great to see it's possible to shoot a perfectly sharp picture though... gives me hope ;-)
scalerman (26900) 2004-02-10 22:52
Dude, get this thing away from me!!! How big is it anyway 10 feet? Beautiful macro capture. Truly another world exposed for us nearsighted...
zeidan (73) 2004-03-12 18:22
nothing to say but (A GREAT SHOOT WITH VERY GOOD DETAILS) really like it
MyriamVillert (3223) 2004-03-14 12:10
Macro impressionnante wow !
Cette libelule est superbe ! quelles couleurs ! quels détails !
Vraiment belle prise ! bravo !
jmaddocks (563) 2004-03-15 6:23
Hi Robert. I just came across this shot of yours and felt I must tell you that it is, by far, the best shot of a dragon fly that I have ever seen!Sure, there are parts of the insect that are cut off, but what you have here is so sharp and clear, and it is just incredible. Goodness, I can almost count it's hairs! I love that it is sitting on a persons finger. Absolutely incredible work!
rabani (9645) 2004-03-16 21:39
Huge and pretty detail. What do you have for your camera anyway. Probably a microscope.
Congratulation Rob. You are pretty good at getting up close and detail with your subject.
paroy (318) 2004-03-29 17:09
Superbe macro. Les couleurs sont très belles .
kmolz (997) 2004-03-30 6:44
This picture is amazing and so powerful. I was really glad to aknowledge that you did it with the same camera I have!!! :)
2 points aren't enough to rate such a precise shot! 2 thumbs-up...
jehronimo (95) 2004-05-06 14:17
How can you do it ??? You are a wizard!
pascalbene (1717) 2004-05-11 14:01
One of the most intersting macro shot on TE. Congratulation. What a texture!
correp00 (474) 2004-06-27 15:32
You have very impressive pictures. Are you using a special lens complement. Your macros are very very good.
goerhal (781) 2004-07-14 1:28
Fantastic insectportrait! Really funny eyes this fellow has, I wonder how he/she saw you.
patrick_belaire (363) 2004-07-25 14:02
Fabuleuse macro !
Que dire de plus ?
DavidX (327) 2004-08-14 21:46
greghume1 (447) 2004-09-24 22:55
One of the best macros I've seen on TE. Color, texture, DOF are amazing. I'm also surprised that this guy stayed around long enough to take the shot.
vapours (8264) 2004-12-11 19:27
Jeepers! This is amazing, such good detail. I love it!
DuFrank (150) 2005-01-16 15:47
Looks great, Rob! It tends to look more like an illustration than a photograph, because of the point of view, the bright colours on the insect and the blue cloudy sky; it looks so clean. Could do without the blurry spot in front of your hand though....but hey! Who's complaining? It's just a great shot!
archanabhimasen (270) 2005-04-03 23:59
AWESOME SHOT!!!Wonderfully catured details! Each detail captured very well....congratulations!
cedryk (107) 2005-07-13 19:48
amazing perspective - amazing photo - very impressive
ineoo (0) 2005-09-25 21:46
lot of details
Andre-H (1271) 2006-03-24 4:04
Awesome! I too love dragonflies, and I have a few photos of some myself, but nothing quite this stunning. Well done!
elBud (2237) 2006-03-26 14:05
seems to be a GIANT MOSQUITO!....
but it´s a butterfly, and i love the colors, great macro.
timleahy (2195) 2006-04-21 19:43
Wonderful shot Robert! The sharpness and detail in the insect are incredible.
abulafia (4900) 2006-05-07 2:30
Amazing close up of a dragonfly. very detailed and great colours.
Izobretenik (1268) 2006-05-21 19:18
Amazing shot ! The sharpness is great and the colours are really beautiful. The details are sharp and the idea of having this dragonfly with the sky in a blur in the background is really good.
bend1k (934) 2006-05-22 2:50
Robert, is that your finger? how did you get the dragonfly to land on your finger? great shot. the sharpness is excellent
Luciano75 (0) 2006-08-01 3:14
Wow...this is a great shot!!!...amazing close-up...well done...TFS
bakes888 (18499) 2006-08-09 6:07
Hi Rob. Wow, excellent shot. Great DOF and perfect focus. I love the colours of this Dragonfly. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
Brendon (289) 2006-11-18 4:15
W O W!!!
Pristine macro; your detail is truly exceptional. Your finger ridges, the small claws, the minute hairs. Holy "bleep", far better then what my eyes would allow for being that close.
Congrats for this shot.
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-02-13 3:37
A striking composition !!!
Very well done, with great DOF, saturation and ligth....
I wish I can give you 10 points...'cause I would do it !!!
CONGRATULATIONS for such a beautiful work Robert ...
SCidER (388) 2007-09-10 12:55
WOW great shot man!!!!!!!
Suellen_Feroldi (288) 2007-09-11 5:04
The angle is really great!!
Congrats for the composition...TFS,
Have a great day
humayun (3105) 2008-05-01 7:39
hello rob ...............
great zoom close and very nice time........
cmagallona (145) 2008-07-06 23:00
Simply Amazing !
tica (896) 2008-08-31 3:08
COngrats so deep and so good.
Adrique (609) 2008-10-17 2:51
Hi Robert, how did you make the dragonfly to land on your finger? Or how long did you wait for that? Incredible...never happened to me. I guess I did not have luck for photogenic, patient and fearless dragonfly.
Very nice and original macro indeed. The only thing that bothers me is the grey thing in foreground. What´s that?
manatee (4668) 2008-12-30 0:15
Very amazing lucky, I love your picture is so difficult for me try to take pics of this amazing insect and you made it so gracious and so expontaneos I love this picture we cna be able to see many details even the drops of sweat in your finger prints, wow exelente
Have a grate day and amazing start of Year
Greetings from Mexico
MLINES (12516) 2009-12-29 12:13
Hi Robert, A beautiful macro. One of the best i have ever seen. The amount of detail visible and colours are superb. It also shows how marvellous life in its various forms really is. TFS. Murray.
arnie (1805) 2010-05-07 2:42
Hi Robert, amzing capture, great close up showing superb detail and colours.
azizbilgili (2111) 2010-06-07 23:40
Fantastic macro, the colours and the detail are excellent..
- Copyright: Robert Brown (RobBrown) (1797)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-07-26
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC F707
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Dragonflies, The world of dragonflies, Insects - Insectes, Dragonflies and Damselflies [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-07 19:17
- Favorites: 32 [view]