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March 25th, 2010

Taken at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, at the rim of a pond in the middle of the gardens. I've been trying to get a macro shot of a dragonfly's face for the past couple of weeks at that pond, but it is tough because they tend to look out on the water, not back toward where I can perch myself. They also fly away if you're not careful. For some reason, perhaps because it had just rained, this particular dragonfly took very little notice of me and let me get a decent shot-- this is perhaps the best I can do with the current equipment I am using.

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV, EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, Canon 1.4 Extender EF 1.4X, Canon Extension Tube EF25 II, f/7.1, 1/160, ISO 4000.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: markan20
about 8 years, 7 months ago
really amazing!!
Posted By: tony_danza
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Posted By: toughy
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Simply Awesome.
Posted By: Hweingardt
about 8 years, 7 months ago
I had to log in just to comment on this. What an amazing shot! It's absolutely fascinating to look at! Well done!
Posted By: Cliff
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Amazing shot, and amazing colors!
Posted By: duky
about 8 years, 7 months ago
The colors in this shot are just great! Not to mention the detail. Thanks!
Posted By: 303artwork.com
about 8 years, 7 months ago
finally a picture that is really wallpaper stuff. this is one of the best pictures on this website. can you upload the original somewhere?
Posted By: ifireun
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Keep up the fantastic "bug work"! This is an excellent composition for a desktop background.
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 8 years, 7 months ago
This is stunning. The clarity is superb, and the incredible detail and perfect symmetry of this creature is simply overwhelming. Nice job.
about 8 years, 7 months ago
umm... its nice and all but i dont think i can have it as a desktop... i look at it and feel like its about to open its mouth and fly therw the sceen and attack me with a mouth full of sharp gashing teeth... :\
Posted By: SingExpat
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Thanks everyone. I like to consider the dragonfly as the "Porsche" of insects. Will look for a place to post the original tomorrow. Best, SE
Posted By: Farscape
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Use it for desktop or not .. its still an amazing thing, cutting edge actually ..
Posted By: buck2825
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Posted By: acidphosphatase
about 8 years, 7 months ago
very nice x
Posted By: BlackEagle754
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Posted By: glaxotesm
about 8 years, 7 months ago
i am always impressed by creative power of the universe who designed living things.
thanks for sharing!
Posted By: Faeth
about 8 years, 7 months ago
I'm glad you finally got your opportunity, and nailed it too! Not much I can say that hasn't been said already. ^_^ A W E S O M E ^_^
Posted By: SingExpat
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Thanks Faeth
Posted By: LTD602
about 8 years, 7 months ago
This is insanely good. National Geographic quality. You should submit it to them. ;)
Posted By: Frostmint
about 8 years, 7 months ago
Simply spectacular.
Posted By: PSlover
about 8 years, 7 months ago
words cannot describe the awesomeness of this photo!! well done for capturing it!!
Posted By: Beginning
about 8 years, 7 months ago
It's impressive no doubt! As a desktop background? ...... Sorry :) Not me. :) Good work!
Posted By: amiladm
about 8 years, 7 months ago

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Posted By: datditkan
about 8 years, 5 months ago
I used to live in Singapore. The botanic garden is great, especially for taking pictures like this one. I used to go there to take photos of all the flowers and insects.

I also really like this photo! Love the colors! Very nice as a wallpaper so i'm downloading it!

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