A dragonfly is a double winged insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos, "uneven" + πτερος pteros, "wings", due the hindwing being broader than the forewing). It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are some of the fastest insects in the world. (From Wikipedia)
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Sonata11 (28375) 2012-04-30 6:48
Awesome close up. Those shots are my favorites. Excellently executed this dragonfly. Perfect crisp clear photo with fabulous colors, perfect sharpness, clarity of so many details with excellent POV and depth of field great. Wonderful composition and framed. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
Miguel82 (7854) 2012-04-30 8:31
A wonderful close up on this insect
good colors and excellent sharpness
lousat (57704) 2012-04-30 8:59
Hi Eleu,great shot of nice dragonfly,perfect pic for treknature and great quality of sharpness and colors,the eye il like a brown diamond.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.
yquem46 (32295) 2012-04-30 9:31
i practiced Macrophography a couple of years ago and I know the difficulties
Then seeing this one, I can tell it's an excellent quality shot, razor sharp and with rather wide DOF
the light could have been better as well as the BG, but still an excellent one
cornejo (18116) 2012-04-30 9:53
Eleu Hello, very good macro of this beautiful and interesting dragonfly, excellent framing, sharpness, color and light. Very good and lovely job very well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
Silvio1953 (98217) 2012-04-30 10:40
Ciao Eleu, great macro of lovely dragonfly, fine details, beautiful blurry BG, excellent sharpness, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rychem (9240) 2012-04-30 11:23
Excellent macro shot, great sharpness and perfect lighting, nicely blurred BG
Ninello52 (7065) 2012-04-30 13:58
Fantastic macro! Excellent definition, very good! Beautiful specimen of the dragonfly, beautiful colors, beautiful image!
Best regards, Nino.
siamesa (27449) 2012-05-01 2:28
Bom dia Eleu
Perfect macro.I never had seen a dragonfly with all its details. Superb capture.
MJR (3163) 2012-05-01 3:03
If its got wings, you photograph it !
This is brilliant.
The light, and shadow, the clarity, the sharp detail and the soft focus bokeh - all is magical.
You have made something mundane into a work of art !
paololg (31442) 2012-05-01 5:38
Wonderful image, dear Eleu, a fantastic tribute did by a lover of flight as you, to this insect that represent the flight in all its forms, like the helicopter. The quality of this photo is amazing, a wonderful macro with details perfectly sharp. Sincere congratulations for this excellent work! BRAVO!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
abmdsudi (26295) 2012-05-01 6:30
Classic example of macro photography, I like this one. A clinical shot, the entire field, far & near gives a correct visual perception and feeling in our brain. Fabulous clarity, looks excellent in the green setting particularly I love the crispness and such splendid colors. Great capture. Congrats
mesutilgim (68014) 2012-05-01 8:54
Nice closeup of this dragonfly (my grandchildren call them helicopters !) with perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards
adores (28236) 2012-05-07 17:02
A really good one, with perfect focus!The dragonfly is just great and well framed.Good job!
fabbs99 (5499) 2012-09-02 0:21
Great close up image of the dragon fly..sharp and impressive