Gossamer Wings by pflaume

Gossamer Wings

I didn't go in search of a dragonfly today which is probably a good thing. If I had, I surely wouldn't have found one! I was in the garden with my camera ready when this one landed nearby. When my zoom lens couldn't seem to focus on him, I was pleased that I had the wherewithal to switch to manual and got the shot before he flitted away. I'm not a big bug person generally but have to admit to being pretty happy with this fellow.

Top Twenty Week 160
http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-160
I never realized Dragon Fly got double wings. How unobserving am I. It is so transparent, the stalks show through the wings. It makes your day. Well done.
June 30th, 2013  
WOW!!!This is so pretty!Great detail and isolating the background!Love its glowing wings!Fav!
June 30th, 2013  
Wow...amazing details captured and stunning colours. Fav!
June 30th, 2013  
Fav :)
June 30th, 2013  
Caz
Awesome catch Lisa ! Fav
June 30th, 2013  
Wonderful catch, Lisa. Interesting color and like the processing. Lovely detail on the wings.
My dragonfly capture the other day was also a lucky one - these guys are quick.
June 30th, 2013  
Sigh! I want one of those! Sooooo beautiful. Amazing capture and the color of this one is exquisite. FAV
June 30th, 2013  
great capture Lisa!
June 30th, 2013  
Meg
the detail is terrific....great job!
June 30th, 2013  
Stunning shot. I just love the colours
June 30th, 2013  
Whoa!! Instafave! Love the clarity and your processing. Top twenty-worthy for sure! :-)
June 30th, 2013  
Wonderful Capture Lisa! You did an excellent job capturing him in such great focus and his color is amazing! FAV! :)
June 30th, 2013  
How beautiful! Amazing details, especially viewed large!
June 30th, 2013  
Wow - that's amazingly detailed. Well done for being able to switch to manual and focus so well in a short time (because they don't stick around long!)
June 30th, 2013  
Oooh, brilliant! Amazing clarity and great processing. A must-see on large view. Fav.
June 30th, 2013  
exceptional - that's my goal to be able to pull off a manual quick shot like this :o) coloursa re gorgeous
June 30th, 2013  
Absolutely love this shot, the dragonfly -fascinating- the DOF, the tones and colours. Instant fav
June 30th, 2013  
Gorgeous detail, glorious wings. Super shot!
June 30th, 2013  
Wow! Needs to be seen enlarged to get the best view - fave!
June 30th, 2013  
Lisa this is absolutely STUNNING! Instant big fat FAV! Gorgeous DOF, colours, composition, everything! WOW!
June 30th, 2013  
Ditto what @mandapanda1971 typed :) FAV.
June 30th, 2013  
Excellent, Lisa. Love the clarity and focus in the wings (as opposed to its little insect head :)
June 30th, 2013  
Oh Lisa! This is amazing enlarged! Gotta FAV!
June 30th, 2013  
Beautiful detail. Love the DoF.
June 30th, 2013  
Fantastic capture. Great detail. FAV.
June 30th, 2013  
Fantastic shot, such detail and I love the colours and blurred background.
June 30th, 2013  
Incredible details and colors! Wonderful capture Lisa!
June 30th, 2013  
Very nice zoom in and colors!
June 30th, 2013  
stunning shot Lisa! the details and tones are superb! fav!
June 30th, 2013  
Great shot!
June 30th, 2013  
Jo
Outstanding, total perfection, love it!! Obvious fav.
June 30th, 2013  
This is just perfect. Love the detail. Fav for sure
June 30th, 2013  
This is amazing Lisa, such an easy FAV! Congrats on the TT with your other shot too.
June 30th, 2013  
I 'am' a big bug person (as you've probably gathered ;o)) and I just love this. Stunning focus, great composition with the two blades of grass cutting diagonally across. Fav for me xx
June 30th, 2013  
Wow, what an amazing shot Lisa ! Gorgeous details of this beautiful creature.
June 30th, 2013  
FAV! Gorgeous macro. A WOW shot!
June 30th, 2013  
Wow, Lisa, just incredible! These are SO hard to capture, and you got the manual focus spot on!
July 1st, 2013  
Mac
The colors in this are so lovely. Great shot.
July 1st, 2013  
Wow Lisa, I'm not into bugs much either but this guy looks amazing. Really well captured
July 1st, 2013  
Wow! Amazing. Looks just gorgeous. Another fav.
July 1st, 2013  
Beautiful! I have never seen a dragonfly that looks like that.
July 1st, 2013  
Instant fav. These details are amazingly clear!
July 1st, 2013  
Beautiful capture!
July 1st, 2013  
This is gorgeous! Great capture!
July 1st, 2013  
@taffy Thank you so much for the fav, Taffy! I think you might have forgotten to hit the button tho?
July 1st, 2013  
@pflaume oops! all set now!
July 1st, 2013  
Wonderful color and wing detail. It is always nice to have such a clean background. We see a lot of these, but this is one of the better ones. Fav again.
July 1st, 2013  
really impressive, nice colors !!!
July 1st, 2013  
This is so beautiful, Lisa! Wonderful color! Such a delight just to see something like this -- then actually capturing it in a photo. Congrats! Fav!
July 1st, 2013  
*)FAV!FAV*)
July 1st, 2013  
Fav. And I don't normally fav animal/bug shots. This is just fantastic
July 1st, 2013  
This is so beautiful, love the color and fantastic details. Fav!
July 1st, 2013  
Stunning capture, absolute fav!
July 1st, 2013  
Fav! and i am not a bug person usually. completely awesome.
July 1st, 2013  
Wow! that is stunning! fav :D
July 1st, 2013  
Wow again! 35 Favs says it all! Make that 36!!
July 1st, 2013  
This is stunning! Fav!
July 1st, 2013  
Absolutely fabulous shot, Fav.
July 1st, 2013  
Holy cow...good for you. I'd have missed him. Favorama!
July 1st, 2013  
Haha! Favourama indeed - you're on the PP!! :-) Congratulations Lisa!
July 1st, 2013  
Amazing detail and colours!
July 1st, 2013  
Whoa! and wow! Quite a capture...:-)
July 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful shot. Love the colors
July 2nd, 2013  
Wow amazing image!
July 2nd, 2013  
@mandapanda1971 Thank you so much, Amanda! It's always exciting to have one land there. Thanks for pointing it out!
July 2nd, 2013  
Not only is the detail awesome, the colors are great! How perfect to have a red dragon fly land on that bright green blade of glass- the opposites on one another that make the photo pop!
July 2nd, 2013  
Stunning pic. Great sharpness and beautiful colors.
July 2nd, 2013  
FAV! stunning
July 2nd, 2013  
Pea
Wow, your focus is just amazing. Fav for sure!
July 2nd, 2013  
Fabulous! Fave
July 5th, 2013  
Fab capture! Great focus and really stands out against the blurred background. Fav
July 5th, 2013  
Hey, stop hogging the TT! Three in one week is just greedy. Congrats!
July 5th, 2013  
Congrats on TT x 3, so well deserved.
July 5th, 2013  
I do not know how I missed this all week! And yes, you are right...you cannot just go with a set idea of what you have to shoot. Well, not most of the time. This a gorgeous dragonfly shot! congrats on the TT and fav!
July 6th, 2013  
Not been around much this week LIsa so haven't commented on this. A fabulous capture and the detail in the wings is incredible as is the vibrancy of the shot. A fav and a huge congrats on TT too! Well done!
July 6th, 2013  
@danielwsc @paulaw @espyetta @elaine55 Thank you all very much for your messages. So nice of you to take the time to leave them. I am thrilled!
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on TT!! I knew it was great as soon as I saw it earlier this week!!
July 6th, 2013  
So stunning. Well done on the TT and a fav from me
July 6th, 2013  
@taffy @zambianlass Thank you so much, Taffy & Nicki! It's always a thrill, as you both know!
July 6th, 2013  
Great to see this on the TT. Congratulations .
July 6th, 2013  
Brilliant to see this on the TT, big congrats!
July 6th, 2013  
Huge congrats Lisa, great to see this photo in the TT!
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on TT Lisa! stunning capture!
July 6th, 2013  
Caz
Congrats on TT, Lisa !! :)
July 6th, 2013  
Congrats on the TT :)
July 6th, 2013  
PS. Congrats on the TT. Well deserved.
July 6th, 2013  
Oh Lisa - this is just stunning - many congrats on TT - well deserved, a beautiful image! : )) fav
July 6th, 2013  
Beautiful... the tones and colours in this are just incredible :)
July 10th, 2013  
I'm excited for you. I had a similar experience this week. I used my dragonfly for July 11, 2013. FAV! for you!
July 13th, 2013  
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