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Blue Dragon

Zooming in a little closer...we see it has a moustache...and its eyes are impressive!

Blue Dragon

Zooming in a little closer...we see it has a moustache...and its eyes are impressive!

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  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Nov 2010, 00:07
blimey Ray, this is rather good. mal
Ray: You are very kind, Mal.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Nov 2010, 05:54
Blimey is right, Ray. Who ever would have thunk!!!
Ray: Dragonflies are wonderful subjects, Ginnie.
Yesterday I thought you could not get much closer and today you get right into the detail i is simply amazing how beautiful the detail is in this little bug. The power of SC sends us these images of a small insect on the other side of the world. Fantastic work Ray well done.
Ray: I really enjoy SC for the variation in subjects and perspectives offered, ScotiaHamish.
I thought yesterday`s was brilliant, but this detail is just enthralling! (:o)
Ray: Wonderful critters, aren't they.
Outstanding, is the capability of your lens or have you cropped. Either way an amazing image.
Ray: Cropped, but not much.

It's a good lens and Camera, Nigel, and the operator occasionally presses the right buttons at the right time.

They really are the most amazing eyes. fine close up Ray
Ray: Thanks, Bill.

Impressive eyes!
  • Aussie
  • rocky
  • 19 Nov 2010, 07:54
Just fantastic, you are the master of macros.
Ray: Thanks, Aussie. Still much to learn, and I am enjoying the practice.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Nov 2010, 08:32
You are very clever to have taken this Ray
Ray: Indeed, Chris.

The brain fog cleared just in time for me to work out which button to press...
Outstanding Ray. One of your best detailed macros!
Ray: I am delighted that you like it, Richard.
  • Pierre
  • Belgique
  • 19 Nov 2010, 08:38
Quelle technologie ces yeux smile
Il ne s'est toujours pas rasé wink
Ray: L'animal a été très patient, Pierre, et il m'a permis d'obtenir en tout près ... c'est peut-être vain!
Can an insect have a moustache?
Ray: Can a nose run?
Strange two part eyes. Remarkable work.
Ray: Dragonflies are amazing critters, for sure, Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Nov 2010, 09:51
Somehow reminds me of a mother-in-law. I think it is the moustache. She uses Gillettes, maybe you can pass the word on here.

Excellent picture.
Ray: Happy to oblige, Louis.

Ahem...folks...listen up, now...Louis would like everyone to know that his Mother-in-Law recommends Gillete products for management of her upper-lip follicle extrusions.

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Nov 2010, 10:38
Heh, heh. I meant to the dragon fly grin
Ray: Ooooops!

Ok...I'll let him know just as soon as I find his Facebook ID.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 19 Nov 2010, 13:12
Ray: That is how I feel about Dragonflies, too, Vintage.
Fine shot again Ray, any closer and it would be on the end of the lens.
Ray: Thanks, Brian. I think I was as close as I can get with this kit.
Blue Dragon: ''Hmm he thinks he's got a good lens ... well let him think that''
Ray: Canon "L" is not in the same class as Dragonfly "Standard Issue".
This is incredible, Ray - how did you get so close?
Ray: Got out the old Female Dragonfly suit, Tom...fools 'em every time.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2010, 18:15
Holy cow! That is uber close and love the details.
Ray: They are wonderful critters, and the closer you get the more you realise this.

Thanks, Mroy.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 19 Nov 2010, 20:34
WOW that is close....fine work Ray.....petersmile
Ray: Thanks, Peter. They are wonderful subjects.
Stonking picture Ray!

Which reminds me that I've got one or two half decent pictures of dragonflies and damselflies, ought to share them some time!

I hadn't realised they were quite so hairy
Ray: Yes...bring 'em out, Ellie. I would love to see your critters.

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