Smile for the camera! by jo13

Smile for the camera!

Sorry for yet another Dragonfly shot, (Migrant Hawker) but practice makes perfect and besides I like them! There may be a few more to come as tomorrow I finally get my hands on the latest Canon release, the 70D which I am considering upgrading to, though only hiring at the mo.
This shot was taken over water with a Canon 550d, lens 70-200 f4 - 1/400 sec @ F5, ISO 200, focal length 187 mm
WOW!!! Absolutely amazing! Fav!!!
August 21st, 2013  
FAV!!!!!! Amazing detail and bokeh
August 21st, 2013  
WOW WOW WOW another stunner!! Fav all the way!! This is a fab capture Jo!! Where are you with all these dragons? Oh I wish I could Fav this again!! Love it!!
August 21st, 2013  
AWESOME, That is just amazing. Fantastic
August 21st, 2013  
Caz
You are a master at these shots Jo ! WOW, love that bokeh too......keep them coming, I love them ! Big fav !
August 21st, 2013  
Great shot, looks like nature inspired man.......uncannily like a helicopter.
August 21st, 2013  
Nice
August 21st, 2013  
Superb shot well done
August 21st, 2013  
That's another Fav from me. You are really getting the hang of these dragonfly beasties!
August 21st, 2013  
Hovering in mid air...you have nailed this one...fave!
August 21st, 2013  
So cool! love the pov and iridescence
August 21st, 2013  
WOW-fav !!
August 21st, 2013  
another brilliant shot! don't have any idea how you manage to do this! fav off course!
August 21st, 2013  
Rik
How did you manage to capture that? Absolutely brilliant
August 21st, 2013  
Jo
@rikshore Patience mainly, watching and waiting until it gets close enough for me to grab a shot, oh and lots of attention to focus!!
August 21st, 2013  
very nice Pov Jo
August 21st, 2013  
Wow!!! What an action shot. FAV
August 21st, 2013  
gorgeous! I thought of you and your dragonfly shots today when I was walking by a lake. But I wasn't good enough to even get close to capturing one!
August 21st, 2013  
Wow stunning shot, what an patient to wait for this
August 21st, 2013  
I say snap away and I'll continue to fav away dear friend. I have found no solutions to the import/export issues, but mostly because I have not gotten to it. Pants! :)
August 21st, 2013  
No need to apologise! It is an instant Fav for me, the quality, the skill and the exposure will see this shot through to greater heights, well done!
August 21st, 2013  
Jo
@darylo Ha, time is just not on our side. There are so many things I would like to try out and learn, but unless I figure out how to stop time its just not going to happen!
August 21st, 2013  
Fabulous detail and colours again
August 21st, 2013  
No WAY!!! How on earth did u get such clarity?? They're always way too fast for me!
August 21st, 2013  
Amazing.. fav.
August 21st, 2013  
Amazing shot Jo, seriously I'm in such envy over these dragonfly shots that I almost bought a plastic one from the garden centre today!! haha
August 21st, 2013  
Fav of course! : )
August 21st, 2013  
OMG ~ that has got to be the best dragonfly shot I have ever seen ~ FAV FAV FAV
August 21st, 2013  
Wonderful capture
August 21st, 2013  
You are rocking with these dragonflies. Love it. Fav
August 21st, 2013  
Fav! What an incredible shot!
August 21st, 2013  
Fav! Amazing shot! Wow,wow,wow!
August 21st, 2013  
Another shot with the wow factor. Much safer for you with water rather than long grass. Gorgeous bokeh and the detail superb, keep them coming. Fav
August 21st, 2013  
I swear this dragonfly is smiling! awesome shot and a fav :D
August 21st, 2013  
Jo
@lucypics Plenty of long grass, but this time I'm prepared, every inch of flesh covered, once bitten, twice shy!!
August 21st, 2013  
@jo13 poor you are you ok?
August 21st, 2013  
I have no idea how you pull these off Jo - amazing - I just spend all my time waving the camera about. Fav - and have a gin on me for tomorrow!
August 21st, 2013  
Wow indeed. How do you manage that ??? (Fav)
August 21st, 2013  
Jo
@lucypics So far so good, swollowing so many pills I rattle!!
August 21st, 2013  
Now you are just showing off! And so you should, this is DIVINE! It looks like a beautiful broach. I can't believe how clever you are at capturing these fast moving creatures. FAV!!!
August 21st, 2013  
Fabulous and fav
August 21st, 2013  
Another fantastic shot and bokeh too! fav
August 21st, 2013  
Hope you are feeling better!
August 21st, 2013  
Meg
Gorgeous shot!
August 21st, 2013  
Great capture
August 21st, 2013  
Another one, but what a beauty! Love it.
August 21st, 2013  
Keep 'em coming as far as I'm concerned! This is totally amazing, your timing, exposure and dof - just brilliant...fav!
August 21st, 2013  
Absolutely amazing! a fav!
August 21st, 2013  
Wow! Instant Fav. Will make PP for sure!
August 21st, 2013  
Supercool. I love the spots in the background too xx
August 21st, 2013  
Just love the coloured bokeh in this one - another winged wonder Jo - fabulous shot! Bet you can't wait to get your hands on that camera - have fun - can't wait to see the shots! : ))
August 21st, 2013  
Jo
@rennes Can't wait. I've just checked the weather report.....rain!! Bummer
August 21st, 2013  
@jo13 Have you got the camera for the whole weekend?? Hopefully the forecast won't be right!!! : ))
August 21st, 2013  
Jo
@rennes Yup, from tomorrow p.m till Monday morning, might grab a macro lens as well, just for fun, just not sure where to go!!
August 22nd, 2013  
Absolutley fantastic. I am so impressed, a fav for me.
August 22nd, 2013  
Vee
Incredibly beautiful! Fav!
August 22nd, 2013  
Awesome!
August 22nd, 2013  
This is perfect! Fantastic shot! Fave from me!
August 22nd, 2013  
Nia
Absolutely awesome! Instant fav! Holy smokes you are already getting your hands on a 70D!
August 22nd, 2013  
This one is just super-duper! FAV of my favs!
August 22nd, 2013  
FAV! Another fantastic capture! The bokeh in the background is so charming, too. Did you add this in post processing?
August 22nd, 2013  
Excellent!!!
August 22nd, 2013  
Another wonderful shot Jo, you must have such quick reflexes and a lot of patience as well as a wonderful photographer's eye. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. FAV.
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@pflaume It's the real thing!!! Water sparkles.
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@sianipops The camera shop I use took possession of it yesterday and is renting it to me today, I have been waiting months for it, can't wait, but have woken to a very wet day, bummer!
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@elaine55 Yes, thanks for asking, how about you??
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@silverlight Thanks for kind words, it is quite a challenge, but a fun one. You have to have the best settings possible, and of course a good lens helps!
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@lorrainerb Ha ha, that's what I should have done all along, a lot less bother!
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@pamknowler Thanks for your kind words. I hardly ever see dragonflies, especially in London, so I head off to the wetlands and there are a handful there.
August 22nd, 2013  
wow this is great
August 22nd, 2013  
perfection
August 22nd, 2013  
Perfect! FAV :D
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@elaine55 Bloody hell Elaine, that sounds pretty serious to me, poor you I hope you are not suffering too much. A strictly controlled diet sounds pretty tough as well, but if it sorts the problem out then it has to be done. Take good care of your self xx I will delete now, if u could do the same!
August 22nd, 2013  
@jo13 Thanks Jo the diet is tough but I am coping with it my daughter is the one I feel sorry for as we both have same problem but she is so much worse than me and has been confined to the house for the last 9 months mostly in bed and In pain. I think you can delete when you have read it as the other seems to have been deleted.
August 22nd, 2013  
Wow you have got these guys number. Well done.
August 22nd, 2013  
wow a fav. you have some beautiful specimens to capture I don't blame you for keep having a go. Lovely
August 22nd, 2013  
Brilliant shot.
August 22nd, 2013  
Nia
I have to say of the 3 dragonfly shots this one is my favorite - looks like he is going to fly off the screen right to me! So amazing and so jealous as its a shot on my bucket list but not seeing many dragonflys this summer. Have a great weekend with the 70D despite the weather. Puddle shots? Reflections?
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@sianipops I agree with you, this pic is an improvement on the other two and of more interest. I'm looking forward to giving the 70d a run for its money, just waiting for a break in the weather!
August 22nd, 2013  
superb... really superb..
August 22nd, 2013  
Wow...how on earth are you getting your hands on a 70D!!!! Haven't even got a release date for it yet! I am getting one as soon as they come out! Somehow.
BTW....this is wicked awesome! Fav
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@lynnb Thanks for your lovely comments btw. Alexis Birkill suggested I try one out and I got my name on the top of the list to hire as soon as it hit the UK, and today was the day, so I'm looking forward to seeing what it can do, i'll let you know!!
August 22nd, 2013  
@jo13 insanely envious....your Robin shot was a great start! Looking forward to hearing your review.
August 22nd, 2013  
Jo
@lynnb Just hope we get some descent weather it's been raining all day and the weekend doesn't look to promising!
August 22nd, 2013  
I faved this yesterday but wanted to congratulate you on the PP! Did you use a tripod for this awesome shot?
August 23rd, 2013  
Jo
@btorrey How kind, thank you. No, taken by hand whilst standing on a river bank, following it by eye then camera until it came reasonably close and then a lucky snap or two!!
August 23rd, 2013  
@jo13 Wow, even MORE impressed!
August 23rd, 2013  
amazing macro. like a chopper from above. fav
August 23rd, 2013  
Wow.....this is incredible! Fav!
August 23rd, 2013  
wow that is beautiful - the body looks like it is made of gemstones!
August 23rd, 2013  
Wow! This is beautifully incredible! Fav for sure!
August 23rd, 2013  
very cool
August 24th, 2013  
amazing!!!
August 24th, 2013  
Wow, how did I miss this seeing this sensational shot? Fav!
August 24th, 2013  
Absolutely wonderful, esp. With the beautiful natural bokeh. Faved!
August 24th, 2013  
wow, wow, wow! Fantastic and fav!
August 24th, 2013  
I'll make it 54 favs - I don't think this sort of shot is at easy so you have done spectacularly well!
August 24th, 2013  
Jo, these are incredible! Fav.
August 24th, 2013  
best till last :o) finally gone thru all followers - this is superb - bokeh too - fav
August 24th, 2013  
This is my dream shot, i am yet to nail it like you have...awesome !!!
August 24th, 2013  
Mega shot - i do love how these macro shots make them look like they have helmets on!
fav!!!
August 24th, 2013  
Wow, one of the best DF shots I've ever seen, fave!
August 25th, 2013  
Jo
@grizzlysghost How very kind of you to say so, thank you.
August 26th, 2013  
Wow! This is just too cool....fav
August 26th, 2013  
Looks like a helicopter! Fabulous detail, fabulous colours, fabulous shot!
August 28th, 2013  
WOW!!
August 28th, 2013  
Whoop whoop TT very well deserved x
August 30th, 2013  
wow, this is amazing! congrats on TT and another fav!
August 30th, 2013  
so glad to see this on TT! Big congrats on double TT Jo!
August 30th, 2013  
Incredible shot Jo. Congrats on TT. I actually missed this!!
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on TT !:)
August 30th, 2013  
congrats on a double TT Jo!
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on Top 20 Jo! Looks like a helicopter. Fav!
August 30th, 2013  
One amazing shot! Instant fav!
August 30th, 2013  
A double TT with two amazing photos - well done :-)
August 30th, 2013  
FANTASTIC Jo!!!! Double TT - so, so delighted for you - what a great start to the weekend!! Have a good one - hope you are having a tipple tonight to celebrate - cheers! : ) x
August 30th, 2013  
Incredible capture
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on the double TT, Jo.
Already a fav - well done!
August 30th, 2013  
WOW!!!! Wow! Wow! Wow!! Perfect!! A fav!!! And congratulations!!!
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT :)
August 30th, 2013  
Favfavfav.... Need I say more? Congrats on TT (again)!
August 30th, 2013  
Congrats on the double TT, Jo! Your shots are just amazing. I am still mesmerized by the whimsical bokeh and the perfect focus.
August 31st, 2013  
That is incredible !
September 1st, 2013  
AWESOME JO! FAV
September 2nd, 2013  
Unbelievable! Fav! Congrats of TT!
September 6th, 2013  
Jim
I can't even imagine how many things had to fall perfectly into place to get this amazing image. Congrats on the capture and last week's TT.
September 8th, 2013  
Incredible! Can't beat this one. A sure FAV.
January 2nd, 2014  
love the golden part & amazing detail! POV is superb!
February 24th, 2014  
Wow! This is really surreal. The detail on the face is amazing.
February 24th, 2014  
Wow, this is beautiful, love the slight motion in the wings. Great detail!
February 24th, 2014  
How in the heck?!?!? AWESOME photo!!! (I just got a 70D too!!! You'll LOVE it!!!)
February 27th, 2014  
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