29 October 2009

Dragonfly


After the success of one of my earlier posts, I thought of trying a few more close ups. In addition to above picture, I have attached a few more similar pictures here as well. All of these were taken at home and hope this practice might be handy, if I ever come across a more interesting critter during my hikes.

I must say that I was simply inspired by this marvelous site, Gallicissa. My pictures seem very ordinary when compared with some of Amila’s work, here and here.

16 comments:

George said...

I think this is an excellent macro of the dragonfly. I'm sure the techniques you're learning will be helpful in future hikes.

Michelle Johnson said...

aww, how sweet this little guy is. you've done well with your latest macros. your other pics are good too. have a great day.

Chavie said...

wow good capture K! :D I captured my first macro (of a flower) today... will put it up sometime... :D

and yes, Amila's work is simply breathtaking! :D

Jane said...

What a great photo - and I like the other ones too!

Nat said...

Thats a beautiful shot K...i've just not seen any dragon flies here...I wonder why that is ?... Eitherway, this fellow looks beautiful and in my opinion you have captured it perfectly.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful macro picture, K... You did a GREAT job.
Betsy

Sunny said...

Excellent photo, your other ones are very good too. I like experimenting with close ups also.
Sunny :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

George,
Thanks a lot for your encouraging words :)

Michelle,
Thanks very much n have a great day!

Chavie,
Thanks.. Hoping to see your first macro :)

Jane,
Thanks very much!

Nat,
Thanks very much! Guess it may be the climate..I know very little about these creatures but feel climate is one of the main reasons to choose their habitat.

Betsy,
Thanks a lot :)

Sunny,
Thanks. yep..I too learning that taking close ups is quite fun!

rainfield61 said...

I believe you have given the dragonfly a heavy punch. Its eyes is the evidence.

Linnea W said...

It's a beautiful dragonfly and you didn't have to go very far to find it! Great find...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Rainfiled,
lol..may be the flash..Thanks for your comments!:D

Linnea,
Yep..just need a bit of patience! Thanks for your comments :)

Vicente B said...

wonderful colour composition. Beautiful pictures. Greatings from Ibiza - Spain

cocco said...

This is gorgeous. More, more!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Vicente B,
Thanks very much..Greetings from Sri Lanka!

Anastasia,
Thanks and I'll surely add more :)

Gallicissa said...

Well done, K!
This is a Paddyfield Parasol Neurothemis intermedia, and I get it in my garden too.

This is by no means common dragonfly as its relative Pied Parasol Neurothemis tullia.

Constructive criticism: You appear to have zoomed in too much when taking this shot, which has caused the face to go out of focus but the distant wings to come into sharp focus. With macro on, always zoom in and out and press the shutter release softly with every zooming in and out, to get the subject in focus. And try to get the eyes in focus.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Gallicissa,
Thanks a lot for that information! I just googled and found that Neurothemis tullia is the black dragonfly i have taken here.

Thanks very much for the advice. Very helpful! I won't mind getting criticised by a pro like you :D I shall definitly try to focus the eyes of it next time.. :)