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Anax imperator - detail #4

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 3 June 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I'm taking a break in the Orchid-series :-)

Last friday I had the opportunity making some images of a young female Anax imperator (Emperor Dragonfly / Grote keizerlibel). Rather then showing the whole dragonfly, I choose to display some details. They turned out to be almost abstract images.

Image: Ekeren (Belgium) - 28/05/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Zo Johan dit is mooi scherp, prachtig

3 Jun 2010 3:40pm

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: Dank je voor de zoveelste maal; Patricia - maak er een zonnig weekend van.

♏arleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Ik zie er van alles in, maar geen onderdeel van een insect....prachtig gekleurd abstract dus;-))

3 Jun 2010 7:19pm

@♏arleen: Dit zijn segment 6 en 7 van het achterlichaam van de libel. Men begint bovenaan te tellen, de achterste zijn dus het staartstuk (dat morgen op de foto komt). Ik vond vooral de kleurpatronen interessant genoeg om het in detail te nemen.

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

Talk about twiggy! More excellent detail

4 Jun 2010 1:01am

@Dutch: Tomorrow the last detail - then something different.
Been realy busy this week (working and making pictures) and a busy weekend coming on. Hope to spend more time on the site next week :-)

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

I enjoy this series a lot Johan! the beauty of the details, nearly the same feeling here as watching a chuch window.

7 Jun 2010 8:15pm

@daniela scharnowski: I enjoyed making the series :-))) It was realy challenging but i'm proud on the result. The church-window-feeling i had more with the wing-detail.

Canon EOS 400D
1/200 second
ISO 200
150 mm