French Dragon

By Wooly
Hi everyone, hope your week is going well.

Sticking with my macro/wildlife today, but back to Provence for this one.
This was on our first day in Provence, we were checking out an old barn, when Alison spotted this Dragonfly perched on top of the grass. It was mid-day and the sun was in full swing, so the lights a tad harsh.

Thanks to Madbob for the loan of his 150 Sigma, itís a very nice lens and allows you to stand back from the subject matter compared to my 105.

Cropped the image top and bottom, I thought it suited a pano.

Thanks for looking.

Big is better.

Have a great day.


Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 7:34AM
A beautfiul image full of detail.

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11 Aug 2009 7:39AM
wow, stunning image!!!

11 Aug 2009 7:47AM
Superb Alan.... the lighting doesn't look harsh to me, fabulous how it catches the leaf.. and a wonderful crop

11 Aug 2009 8:00AM
A superb shot
Wooly Plus
11 112 4 England
11 Aug 2009 8:23AM
Thanks everyone. Smile

Graham_P Plus
10 1 19 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 9:18AM
Lovely Alan, Like the crop,
Landlord Plus
10 25 1 Scotland
11 Aug 2009 10:23AM
Bit harsh my backside!
Super image, expect nothing less from youself though.
11 Aug 2009 10:35AM
Su[perb shot.
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
11 Aug 2009 11:52AM
It is beautiful, I likethe colours and the crop works a treat!

Sarah *
Wooly Plus
11 112 4 England
11 Aug 2009 11:54AM
Thanks again everyone. Smile

Awesome image and crop!

49er Plus
10 564
11 Aug 2009 5:49PM
Another nice comp..
Jou©o Plus
12 56 Finland
11 Aug 2009 6:12PM
superb shot, Alan!!

ChazB Plus
11 64 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 6:15PM
Stunning detail and light.
JudeC Plus
9 6 3 England
11 Aug 2009 7:03PM
Perfect - Jude.
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
11 Aug 2009 7:27PM
great details Alan

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
11 Aug 2009 8:05PM
Lucky to find all that space around it Alan. Smile Lovely warm tones.
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 9:39PM
WOW! I'm well impressed with this Alan.

GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 11:09AM
Lovely capture Alan.

celestun Plus
13 29 14 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 2:00PM
This is really outstanding Alan! I've been trying these all summer and not one this good yet!

Definitely the same species too!

Well done!

Wooly Plus
11 112 4 England
12 Aug 2009 3:01PM
Thanks again everyone. Smile

18 Aug 2009 6:52PM
A beautifully captured image Alan, lovely light, excellent detail, the interesting crop certainly works well.
Beautiful Smile

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