Libellula quadrimaculata

Posted by Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 July 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

image: Ekeren (BE) - 01/07/2010

NOTE: I still have a few very busy days comming up - i'll try to cath up after the weekend responding and commenting. Thx for understanding.

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GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Ready for take off! I like this and the light is terrific.

4 Jul 2010 11:12am

@GJC: In fact this guy just landed :-)

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Wow this is very beautiful
I love the colors

4 Jul 2010 12:32pm

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: Hehe, in het Engels ... :-)
Bedankt alvast weer voor je sterretjes.
Hopelijk geniet je samen met je dochter van de vakantie.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nice detail on the wings.

4 Jul 2010 7:03pm

@Julie Brown: The wings of a dragonfly are always very special in terms of structure. Wonderfull nature !
I'll be around more the upcoming days to visit and comment your pictures... My summer holiday has started :-)

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Nice, you can see the little hairs on his back!

4 Jul 2010 9:15pm

@Dutçh: Hm... I can't see the back in this image ?

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Slightly backfocussed but that ok with me ;D
Dragonflies are so the perfect design - and look fantatstic whatever they do !

9 Jul 2010 6:04pm

@daniela scharnowski: The only one is was waiting for to comment on the focus was you ... and yessss you did! :p But you are right - I should have got some more focus on the eyes... Next time i'll try to do better ;-)

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
300 mm