Monday, 5 July 2010

Macro Monday



Meet the fetching adult female Elusive Adjutant Aethriamanta brevipennis brevipennis (Rambur, 1842), another common dragonfly in my yard. I photographed it yesterday near my dragonfly-pond. This dragonfly species is not so elusive as its name suggests. The stick that it is resting was put up by me to lure it in. And would you believe, it accepted my invitation straightaway. It sat on the perch provided, and posed nicely for me, with the new-growth shrubbery below providing just the right backdrop.

I photographed this using my newest toy—Canon EOS 1D Mark IV—fitted with the Canon 100mm f 2.8 Macro USM lens. I did not use any flash. Nor did I use a tripod.

The Macro Monday HQ is at Lisa's Chaos.

20 comments:

Jan n Jer said...

Just look at those red eyes...what a fabulous shot!

Stu said...

Congrats on the new camera!!!!

EG Wow said...

This dragonfly sure does look intent on capturing something!

chasity said...

awesome eyes.....
great capture.
and very steady hand!

magerata said...

Very nice Amila, the subject, the photo and the camera!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow! This is spectacular! The eyes tell the story. What a wonderful capture and congrats! on the new camera.

Don't Bug Me! said...

Nice - I think that perhaps I need a new toy now!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Such remarkable detail! This is an excellent capture.

SKIZO said...

wonderful
Work

good
sources
of
Inspiration

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow this is pretty impressive love it!

Turtles and frogs

Chavie said...

Stunning picture Amila! :D Congratulations on the new camera!!! :D

lisaschaos said...

Very nice! Looks like he really likes you! You got really close!

Dev Wijewardane said...

Congrats on the new Camera.

Andrée said...

This is unbelievable! Thank you for telling us which lens and all. I went to Canon right away to buy it. Alas, it will have to wait while I save up the money. Your photos are stupendous.

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Gallicissa said...

Thank you all!
Blogger seems to be suffering from a bug relating to comments. Some of them published before are no longer to be seen. I just want to let you know that I have published all of them. And I am sure this issue will be recrified by the blogger team.
Cheers!
Amila.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Wow! I know for a fact that it is not just the camera but the cameraman :)

Gallicissa said...

Hi K,
Thanks!
Yes, yes, yes :)

Riyazi and Michelle said...

Excellent shot Amila - congrats on the new "toy"! :D

spookydragonfly said...

ANOTHER new toy!! Hi Amila..it's been quite awhile since I've blogged. I thought I'd stop by, see what's new with you and say hey! Glad to hear your dragonfly pond is a success...as usual, superb capture! Such detail! Take care!

Gallicissa said...

Hi Riyazi and Michelle,
Thank you!
I think I need a speedlight now... And more memory cards...
It's vicious bloody cycle. :)

Aloha Kim!
Great to have you back! I missed you in the nature blogsphere. My pond's giving me a lot of joy. I now have a sitting area there to spend more time to just enjoy dragonfly watching.

Thank you!
Take care!

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