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Ruby the Dragon Fly

Ruby the Dragon Fly



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Date: Fri July 11, 2008
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Great colours in this one, the purples against the greens. What lens did you use, as i would like to indulge in some Macro work?
#1 Fri July 11, 2008 8:52pm

Beautiful colours and a nice crop with that other thistle head. She looks a "Ruby" - even down to her wings. (I still have not seen a dragon fly yet. I don't blame them for hiding - it was 13 degrees and a cold north wind today - Cooooollllddd!) Viv
#2 Fri July 11, 2008 10:16pm

God knows they're not easy to take a photograph of even if they are sort of friendly... This is a super landed on my chest last weekend... they are just the most adorable insect I know... so glad they don't care to bite....
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#3 Sat July 12, 2008 12:26am

Great catch Maggi! And I love the name. Smile
#4 Sat July 12, 2008 3:52am

Thats just not fair,i can't even photograph these things nevermind give it a name lol.Well caught Maggie Smile
#5 Sat July 12, 2008 6:45am

Fantastic image sharpness eye does slide off to the bright mauve flower on the left...might be worth considering a crop and a clone to present Ruby on the three header by herself.....john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#6 Sat July 12, 2008 7:54am

Thanks all. I thought of that John but couldnt come up with a crop I liked..Its an Zuiko MC 1:35 f-50mm made for Olympus OM system
~In His Love~ Maggi D
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16
#7 Sun July 13, 2008 12:10pm

Beautiful capture Maggi, I have not managed to get any dragonflies yet. I agree with John about the crop, but it is beautiful all the same Smile



Olympus E500 (40 - 150mm & 17.5 - 45mm)

#8 Sun July 13, 2008 9:20pm

Super shot, I'm with Bridget, can't ever get a shot off before they fly away! Lovely job Maggi! Smile D.
#9 Sun July 13, 2008 10:43pm

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