Charmed Fairy

For years, I tried to get a picture of a dragonfly: No chance, because I could never get close enough with my 60mm 1:1 macro lens. Gave it another try today with my new tele lens. Not 100% sharp, but it turned out better than I thought is would. Wouldn't have been possible with my old tele.

You can view a bigger (and wider cropped) version here:
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/420568/display/28038531
(However, the lack of sharpness was also criticized there).

I would like to add: Thank you to everyone who commented on my latest pictues; and thanks for the many fav's also. The response was simply overwhelming! :-)
Well done. I love the lighting in this photo
posted May 27th, 2012  
I think you've done well. They are hard to get, aren't they!! I got one a while back and he just hung around and let me take shots.... but that was a first!!!
posted May 27th, 2012  
First class shot. Could just be the best close-up I've seen in ages! Your new lens is doing well for you. I see your hawk is on the sign-up page!! Congrats.
posted May 27th, 2012  
@cornefunproject : Thank you! yes, I liked the lighting here, too. :-)
@ozziehoffy : Thank you! So true, they're VERY fast, and first I thought it was impossible to get a shot. Then I noticed they loved to rest on that dry plant for some reason. :-)
@ellida : Thanks a lot for saying that, Graham; means a lot! :-) Just checked the sign-up page, and I saw that both my hawk picture AND my eagle picture are there. Wow, I'm beginning to love my new lens! ;-))
posted May 27th, 2012  
It is great close up! Your new lenses are fantastic! I have just opened a theme called Your favorite macro of bugs, insects.....I would like to see your photo there! Fav also!
posted May 27th, 2012  
@vodena : Thank you! I would gladly post the picture there, but technically, it's not a macro; I used a focal length of 300mm, and I was about 2 metres away from the dragonfly.
posted May 27th, 2012  
Wow, I love this! What a terrific shot!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Awesome capture, great clarity and background....looks like your new lens was a wise purchase! :)
posted May 27th, 2012  
Really lovely!
posted May 27th, 2012  
great shot!!
posted May 27th, 2012  
This is Amazing! and i ususally get my best close up's with this lens~ except i use the Nikon 70-30mm lets you get close up without scaring them away!! FAV!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Stunning love the ow lighting in this too. FAV and follow : )
posted May 27th, 2012  
Awesome light and earthy tones. And not to mention the detail!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Well done I know how pleased I was to get a picture of one, they move so fast,
posted May 27th, 2012  
A stunning shot, it looks almost human in some ways (I know that's a wierd thing to say) "fairy like" maybe!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Great details!
posted May 27th, 2012  
Wonderful definition - light - tones! A beautiful capture.
posted May 27th, 2012  
beautiful capture
posted May 28th, 2012  
It is a wonderful capture...fav!
posted May 28th, 2012  
great capture! nice light too!
posted May 28th, 2012  
Gorgeous light and tones on my favourite subject! :)
posted May 28th, 2012  
Wow! Fave....
posted May 28th, 2012  
I really like the shot, even if you feel it is not sharp enough. FAV from me!
posted May 28th, 2012  
Finally you did it,brilliant shot and great tone.Well done.
posted May 28th, 2012  
Love the golds - it's almost jewel-like. Well done on being persistent.
posted May 28th, 2012  
wow fantastic capture!
posted May 28th, 2012  
Super love everything about it
posted May 29th, 2012  
wonderful details
posted May 29th, 2012  
I love the light and tones! Fantastic shot!
posted May 29th, 2012  
This is so artistic and lovely!
posted May 30th, 2012  
Great macro and congrats on the new lens.
posted May 30th, 2012  
I'm very late in commenting at your pics, but I have to comment on all of them, they are all so good! Love the dragonfly looking at you, the lighting and details
posted June 1st, 2012  
Fabulous dot. Brilliant composition. Love the light.
posted June 3rd, 2012  
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