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Those faces they were making just cracked me up.. Thanks for the look here. Best viewed in large format to see their facial expressions~

Nikon D60
Image taken at my home in N.Eastern, Ct. just south of Hartford.
Summer 08’

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close up, dragonflies, dragonfly, insect, insects, lily pads, ljmaxx, water, wings

Comments

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot LJ as always, lovely colours and clarity!!

  • Thanks Shaun.. Really appreciate it~ :)

    – LjMaxx

  • rdotter
    rdotterover 5 years ago

    Oh, yeah….I remember these guys. They make a great couple. Great detail and color!! Beautiful capture, my friend.

  • They do make for a cute couple.. I agree.. Your memory is very good.. I posted this there once too.. I knew you were brilliant Dog.. Just knew it.. T,Y.. :)))))

    – LjMaxx

  • rmenaker
    rmenakerover 5 years ago

    amazing!!! they don’t even look real…. wow.

  • Yes.. they are real. They were in my little wildlife-lily pond. Thanks R.. very much! :)

    – LjMaxx

  • zulu
    zuluover 5 years ago

    Lj this is one of the best shots of wildlife that I have seen lately :). Absolutely stunning. The sharpness, the colours, the pose, everything about the two just came out trumps. Ooohhhh how jealous I feel, honestly :). That is one of those shots that you capture once in a blue moon :).
    Look even at the pair, are they male and female? One’s body is bluish and the other is green, its just a perfect match. Not even two of the exact colours, those two differing in colours both vibrant as well just makes this shot an outstanding one :)
    And you got them with the wings up and so sharp. :) You can tell how much I love this image can’t you? from the way I just keep going on and on ha :)

    Well done, you shoul dbe so proud of this one, well, having glanced your portfolio I shouldn’t be surprised, but heck this one is just beyond any words that I could even attempt to describe how nice it is :)

  • Your very kind Zulu.. I have no idea what sex they are.. They were just sitting there so still looking at me I think.. Probably wondering what the heck I was doing clicking away at them while almost falling into the pond to get as close as I could to them..Hahahahaha..
    I am so pleased you like this simple insect shot since much of my images come from my own back yard here are are very common vs: the many shots placed on this sight. So.. Thanks you so much Zulu.. Your support keeps me motivated indeed! Huge tight hug comes with this reply too! OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :)

    – LjMaxx

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsover 5 years ago

    Excellent, very beautiful work

  • Thanks Thea.. :)))

    – LjMaxx

  • Karl F Davis
    Karl F Davisover 5 years ago

    Another excellent capture……..

  • Hi Karl. Many Thanks for commenting here..:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökover 5 years ago

    Brilliant image, Lj!

  • Hi Bela.. Many Thanks to you here~ :)))

    – LjMaxx

  • John Hooton
    John Hootonover 5 years ago

    I am glad you explained how you took this – for a moment I thought you had dived in to get this close! :-))

  • Hi John.. I have a small stone wall around one side of this man made pond.. I sit on it alot if not to many snakes around and shoot from there mostly.. I used my 55-200 lens and this was the best size I could get from the distance I was at.. But a card is still cool with me. Thanks for stopping by today~ :)

    – LjMaxx

  • kenspics
    kenspicsover 5 years ago

    Outstanding macro Lj .. colors and clarity that are astounding!!!
    Looks as though they are poised and awaiting clearance for take-off!!

  • Thanks Ken!!! They were very fun models to work with.. No macro lens here though.. just my 55-200 from abit away.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 5 years ago

    Stunning photo Lj!! Instant fave!!
    Carolyn

  • Thanks Nature..I appreciate it..:)))

    – LjMaxx

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