Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Elusive Adjutant - adult female WW HQ


The Right Blue said...

Wow, breathtaking macro! Happy WW to you.


Indrani said...

OMG! What a shot!!
My eyes too are popping out like the dragons. (@_@)
Good show!! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Wow, wow, wow. That is simply amazing. YOU are amazing. Thanks.

onlooker said...

Wow again!! What a pic. Loved all your pictures, shall keep dropping in for more! :)

jams o donnell said...

THat is a stunning shot. The bbristles around the mouth makes it look like it needs a shave!

CK-II said...

Nice shot. Happy WW! :)

Anonymous said...

What a great Dragonfly! You even got the hairs on his feets!

gail said...

What an amazing shot - what an amazing world!

TheWhacksteR said...

woah! nice shot...the detail on the eyes is amazing..

Sasani said...

speechless.............. wordless.......

Robin said...

Whoa, scary eyes! You can really see how they are composite too (is that the right word?).

Sheila said...

That shot is awesome and scary at the same time!

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a shot (SCARY!!!)

for lots of wordlessness!

Jenn said...

Wow, very cool photo.

Adventure girl wanna be said...


Do you freelance for National Geographic? You should!

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog;)

Your work is amazing!

Anonymous said...

What a pic!! Great as usual.

Sara said...

Hahaha - yup - it needs to shave! ;-) The details of its head are just so cool...

Minxy Mimi said...

How amazing and beautiful is that?

Lori said...

I nearly jumped when I opened your Great shot just a bit too big for my liking. BUGS>>>>YUCK!! Happy WW and thanks for stopping by:)

EastCoastLife said...

I love the big blood-shot eyes! haha....
First time I see the close up of a dragonfly. :)

Klaus said...

Most excellent Macro!
Cheers, Klaus

Tabib said...

Great macro work that shows all the detail in the compound eyes and all the hairs at labrum, mandible and labium.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

Fantastic photo, Amila! Love how you've captured those compound eyes! Wonderful!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Bobbie,
Thanks a lot! My breath is often taken by your superb underwater imagery.

Hi Indrani,
Thanks! Dragonfly eyes can be mesmerizing, so I am not surprised!

Hi Sandy,
Thanks a lot! Glad you liked it. Have a super day!

Hi onlooker,
Thanks a lot! This is the commonest dragonfly in my yard and therefore it is my ‘test’ species. So, I get a lot of time with it.

Hi jams,
Thanks! This is a female – And I too think it needs a shave!
BTW, you are the second gentleman touch on this sensitive issue.

Thanks! You too have got lovely pics for this WW.

Hi Gandalf and Grayson,
Thanks! I photographed hand held and in natural light. A tripod mounted shot taken in good macro light would have yielded an even sharper image.

Hi gail,
Thank you! Macro photography opens a whole new world and I am glad share what I achieve.

Hi TheWhacksteR,
Thanks a lot! Good to hear from you. Being rather fussy (as most photographers are), I would have liked it to be touch sharper than this to be honest!

Hi Sasani,
Glad it turned you speechless and wordless! That’s the idea on Wordless Wednesdays!!

Hi Robin,
Yes, compound is the right way to describe their eyes. Glad you liked it.

Hi Sheila,
Thanks! You ought to be a tough Sheila and not get scared by a dragonfly!!

Hi twobarkingdogs,
Thanks! I like your blog’s name. It is cool!

Hi Jenn,
Thanks! Pleased to hear from you.

Hi Adventure girl wanna be,
Thanks! I am pleased you think that this is Nat Geo quality!
I do not freelance to them. It will be very special achievement to get a photo published there.

Hi Keith,
Thanks! Good to hear your comments.

Hi Sara,
I will Photoshop the moustache off these female dragonflies that I keep posting if you insist!

Hi Minxy Mimi,
Thanks! Glad to hear from you. I like your name!

Hi Lori,
Sorry about that! Next time, I will drop by your blog only when I have a non-bug post.
I am sure it is a good deal.

Hi Eastcoastlife,
Those eyes have that effect! I am pleased to hear from you.

Hi Klaus,
It is always a big compliment to hear this from you!

Thanks, Tabib!
I find myself deleting lots at the moment as I do not have a special macro flash yet. When I get it in the future, hopefully there will be more keepers such as this.

Thanks, Pat! I was trying to do that. The light was helpful as took it without flash.

Markus Jais said...

awesome macro shot. wonderful details. great composition.

the other dragonfly shots on your blog are great,too.

Gallicissa said...

Hi Markus,
Thanks a lot!
I think this dragonfly knows me now as it is the most photographed!

It is my soledragonmate.

Christopher said...

I have to add my voice to thechorus of praises. Your photography is superb. Really and truly amazing - thank you for sharing it with us!

Gallicissa said...

Thank you very much, Chistopher!
I am very pleased to read your praises on my photography.
I've spent a long time playing around with point and shoots before I bought my Canon 40D on 15 Sep.

Now the play time is over!

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