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Anax imperator - detail #5

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 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 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Wow Johan weer zo'n scherpe, Knap

4 Jun 2010 8:17pm

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: De onscherpe foto's zet ik niet op deze site ... :-pp
Fijn weekend nog voor je en geniet van de zon.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Very interesting structures. Good sharpness and exposure too.

5 Jun 2010 2:55am

@Julie Brown: This is the last detail of this dragonfly ... I made some pictures of butterflies this week, I will post some the comming days ...

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

prachtige vorm, kleur en compositie!!

6 Jun 2010 5:29pm

@Mascha: Zo eens een andere benadering he :-) Dank je, Mascha.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

This is so alien. beautiful, impressing, stunning and alien. Soemtimes I imagine how humans would look with an exoskeleton, coloured of course.

7 Jun 2010 8:13pm

@daniela scharnowski: The detail is always part of the whole, but isolated it gives some extra dimention and makes us wondering and think and search for similarities we are familier with ....

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm