Saturday, 19 September 2009

Dragon-fly

Taken Friday19thSeptember @ Grantham Canal.
On a walk DW and I went on yesterday afternoon.
This photo was taken with my 300mm VR Nikon lens
then zoomed and cropped once on the computer.
Will show you all later of the 5 stages I went through.
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14 comments:

jinksy said...

The body looks like an exquisite piece of turquoise jewellery...

Sunny said...

Wow...that's all I can say!
Sunny :)

Tom said...

Well captured Imac... I tried early this year to get a few shots of them nearby a local pond... none were as good as this that I got. I have since found out that early morning is the best time... as the sun startsto warm the earth these can be seen with wings out-stretched warming themselves before taking to the air to hunt they first meal of the day.

It makes a super header..

ancient one said...

Beautiful...

Granny on the Web said...

Aren't the colours so, so magnificent!

I haven't a hope of catching one of these with my little camera!

Love Granny

George said...

This is a fantastic photo. I look forward to seeing the steps you took to get this wonderful result.

Vicki ~ FL said...

I'm with Sunny,,,,WOW!

Teacher's Pet said...

I can't wait to hear about the stages you went through....lovely dragon fly (down south, we call them 'skeeter hawks'...
Smiles,
Jackie

Craver Vii said...

Jinksy is absolutely correct. Turquoise jewelry is the first thing that comes to mind. Excellent capture. I will post some dragonflies next week, but mine are sans blue. This is a beautiful creature, and it's a bonus that they eat mosquitoes.

Kitty said...

When I saw it on your header, my jaw dropped and I think I may have drooled on my keyboard. Marvellous, marvellous shot! Truly, more beautiful than jewellery.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: Love the colors on this guy and it is neat in the header. It's time for a change on mine.

Halfmom said...

amazing shot!

nAncY said...

lovely colours

Carletta said...

Hi Imac,
I was sent this time by Craver.
This is an awesome macro!!

I think it's time I put you on my reader huh? :)