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A macro shot of a dragonfly perched on a blade of grass


  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaalmost 8 years ago

    The detail is astonishing… great focussing! He looks so cool!

  • dopey
    dopeyalmost 8 years ago

    great shot!

  • botanicfanatic
    botanicfanaticover 7 years ago

    Mark, I’m totally jealous. Every time I’ve been close enough, my camera’s been somewhere else. Gorgeous shot.

  • Dot Radley
    Dot Radleyover 7 years ago

    Beautiful job Mark. What sort of lens did you use?

  • Mark Snelson
    Mark Snelsonover 7 years ago

    @Dot Radley – this was taken with my Canon 350d with the Canon 100mm macro lens.

  • karolina
    karolinaover 7 years ago

    you’ve done a great job with giving this little guy so much character :)

  • Nicole Goggins
    Nicole Gogginsover 7 years ago

    gr8 shot – just amazing!

  • Linda Hitch
    Linda Hitchover 7 years ago

    unreal – I don’t know if I’m to jumpy or the insect I find are, but I can never seem to get them sitting still. I love this shot.

  • Mark Snelson
    Mark Snelsonover 7 years ago

    @Linda – the secret is to get down low and approac very slowly. I was in a ‘commando’ crawl to get this one and approached about 30cm at a time taking a shot at each step, until I got this one which is about 5cm from the dragonfly.

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 7 years ago

    really, really nice.

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