My very first picture ever of a dragonfly, looking warily at me in our garden in Singapore in 2008, sitting on a bare stalk of a bougainvillea plant, the background colour is the colour of the decking of our paddle pool. I was amazed then to see the details , never knew before that dragonflies had hairy legs, backs, necks and faces :-)

Camera: Nikon D60
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 55-200 mm


singapore, singapore fauna, garden, dragonfly, bougainvillea, manual, nikon d60, probably a female trithemis aurora

Dutch woman living in Brussels, loving nature, art, history, culture and architecture, thriving on all the colour in the world.

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  • Rachael Talibart
    Rachael Talibartalmost 3 years ago

    Utterly exquisite, Inge. Wish it were mine.

  • Thanks very much, Rachael ! I’ll swap for your purple platycodon with hoverfly :-)

    – IngeHG

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakealmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot !!!

  • Thank you very much, Renee, for your comment and fave !

    – IngeHG

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 3 years ago

    What an absolute beauty, Inge. Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much, Mike ! :-)

    – IngeHG

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you, Lorilee, so glad you like it ! :-)

    – IngeHG

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraalmost 3 years ago

    woe. a real beauty

  • Thank you very much, Sandra ! :-)

    – IngeHG

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couchalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture !!!!!

  • Thank you, Russell, much appreciated ! :-)

    – IngeHG

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    Magnificent shot!! a fave!

  • Thank you, Vigor, for your lovely comments and faves , very much appreciated ! :-)

    – IngeHG

  • Wojciech Dabrowski
    Wojciech Dabro...almost 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot !!!

  • Thank you, Wojciech, for your comment and fave, much appreciated ! :-)

    – IngeHG

  • quiltmaker
    quiltmakeralmost 3 years ago


  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, awesome detail, and great background colour :)

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