As close as it gets III
- Aaltjie (0)
- [2007-09-18 1:24]
WOW! What a exciting photo. I think if you got any closer you would have posted a photo of this insects brain. Which I do not believe would have been as spectacular and striking as this post. I think any photographer dream to take a macro like this one. I am sure if I have the time, I would be able to count al itís hairs. This in a magnificent image, which deserves a round of applause.
You surely were very lucky with this one.
Thanks for sharing, it is much appreciated.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-09-18 1:32]
Both images are good.
I prefer the one posted in the workshop.
- valy67 (9219)
- [2007-09-18 2:27]
Hello Paul !
I think I never saw a picture that hows a Dragonfly from this close ! Very very impressive ! I can see each little hair on his face, and each little facet on his eyes. Really amazing ! Sharpness is perfect even if it was windy, beautifulcolors and composition too. Very well done !
- joey (24909)
- [2007-09-18 3:13]
an exceptional macro shot of this Dragonfly's head.
This is almost definately a female Migrant Hawker.
I've always wanted to take a photo like this and have the equipment to do it (raynox DCR 250) but have got to sort out the DOF seeing as it's too shallow at the moment.
+++ Ultimate detail showing every hair and every lens on the eye. Very sharp, excellent colours, superb composition and a very effective tight crop.
--- Absolutely nothing :)
Very well done,
- Patleboss (5950)
- [2007-09-18 4:00]
Splendid and realy impressive close-up
fantastic colors and great details
- lensaleksander (42)
- [2007-09-18 4:23]
a very good job in term of closeness
but a little "to much" for me
we see to much the artefact of flash
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-09-18 5:04]
Very intersting shot of these compound eyes,
Perfect details,DOF and lighting,Superb shot.
- JanArie (531)
- [2007-09-18 5:19]
Very well done with this beautiful macro.
- K9madtex (1022)
- [2007-09-18 5:36]
Your patience has paid off. Excellent Macro. The detail in it's eyes are amazing. Great Job!
- Argus (50626)
- [2007-09-18 7:45]
This is an amazing sharp close macro allowing those of us who take dragonfly shots to see what the head really looks like close to: the eyes, the small hairs on the face and the jaws are great to see.
Well done: this is excellent!
TFS and best wishes, Ivan
As Joe says, this is a female A. mixta
- SunToucher (11162)
- [2007-09-18 10:38]
Kon je nog dichterbij komen? Wat een prachtig detail en hoe bijzonder om alle elementen van het oog zo goed te kunnen zien.
- pvb (1981)
- [2007-09-18 12:24]
Ehh, is het mogelijk om nog dichterbij te komen Paul? (haha).
Ik geloof niet dat ik ooit een foto heb gezien die zo dichtbij was. Prachtige scherpte en zeer gedetaileerd!
Je hebt echt geluk gehad dat hij/zij zo lang bleef zitten.
- Silvio2006 (102035)
- [2007-09-18 13:06]
WOW Paul, amazing details in your splendid macro, I like ws too, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Necipp (100)
- [2007-09-18 14:45]
Hello Paul this is a wow! shot very fine detail and superb close macro nice one tfs rgds Necip.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-09-18 23:51]
This is an aweful macro shot!
Well, maybe no beautiful but for sure impressive...
Wonderful details, pin sharp and with great colours!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2007-09-19 5:16]
Wow that's close !! Your lens is a microscope ! Well done Paul, extraordinary details and sharpness. It's amazing, reaaly ! Thanks,
- marhowie (486)
- [2007-09-19 5:16]
This is an excellent extreme close-up portrait. I don't think many here appreciate what it takes to get one like this..
Excellent POV, colors, DOF, sharpness, details, and use of flash to fill :)
Very well done!
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2007-09-19 8:17]
Oh Paul you used a flash! I'm sure this guy is blind now.
The photo is perfect.
- nglen (36145)
- [2007-09-19 9:57]
Hi Paul. Yes this is macro at it best.The detail is amazing . you managed sharp focusing in the wind. giving you fine detail. good rich colours. very well done TFS.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-10-04 3:36]
This is a splendid close-up here of this wonderful hawker head.
I took a look at your WS photo and from there it's more than clear that it is a Aeshna mixta, just as you initially suspected.
The details and textures here are impressive and the good flash management makes all the colors look very nice, too.
Well done, my friend!
Bravo and TFS