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29.52 - Off and gone. by dragonfly-oli 29.52 - Off and gone. by dragonfly-oli

Taken on July 16, 2012.

On July 16, a Monday, my family and I went for a walk on the ground of our hotel. We actually wanted to take pictures of ourselves, but then I saw a dragonfly sitting on a plant looking like a palm.
It just sat there and enjoyed the sunlight. First I took my zoom and took pictures of it while I was about 5 metres away from it. Then I thought: Hey, it is not moving, let's try to get nearer to it and I changed my lens to my 50mm and it still did not move! And finally I did something I could not believe myself: I put my closeup filter on and was only about 10-15cm away from this beautiful dragonfly! Haha, it was just looking at me the whole time, watching what the girl with the big black camera did. :aww:
There was also a white dragonfly sitting some metres away, and I also took pictures of it, but I could not decide which one to take for my this-weeks. ^^; the other one will also be uploaded soon!

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:camera:: Nikon D5000
Lens: 50mm f/1.8 + Closeup-filter

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CapnSarah May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
<3 :D I LOVE DRAGONFLIES! I also love this picture :3
dragonfly-oli May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Thanks ;)
BoyWonderRobin Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
What an amazing capture and so lucky with how hard it is for dragonflys to stay still
dragonfly-oli Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
BoyWonderRobin Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Optionator Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Super Bild! Ist ein "close up filter" ein macro filter? Ich bin zur zeit am überlegen ob ich einen kaufe. Hab auch die 50mm Festbrennweite. Wenn das Ergebnis so gut ist!!! Echt stark!
dragonfly-oli Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dankeschön! :aww: Naja, Macro filter kann man es nicht ganz nennen, eher Nahlinse. :aww:
Ich bin auf jeden Fall davon überzeugt, man bekommt richtig gute Nahaufnahmen damit hin!
violetense Nov 13, 2012  Student Writer
I love the contrast between the green growth in the background and the red dragonfly in the foreground, it really highlights the candy colors. Also, the warping of the twig on which it's perched is a really neat effect, nice capture.
dragonfly-oli Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
Keksoe666 Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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