View Full Version : Eastern Amberwing Dragonfly

Ken Childs
02-25-2010, 02:29 PM
Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Av mode
ISO: 400

This is one of the smaller species of dragonfly. That's a rose leaf it's perched on.

Allen Sparks
02-25-2010, 03:13 PM
I love this shot Ken. First, a tiny, tiny species of dragonfly that I find very hard to catch. Love the color of the perch against that smooth green background. Awesome clarity of the subject as well. I like the placement of the perch and subject as well. Just a great shot.

Markus Jais
02-25-2010, 03:14 PM
A wonderful shot. Great calm background and killer perch. I like the composition of this shot.


Julie Kenward
02-25-2010, 05:57 PM
I agree...you don't usually get a df on such a lovely perch and this one is great! Nice angle, nice placement in the frame, I love how the colors of the leaf feed off the colors on the df...excellent!

Roman Kurywczak
02-25-2010, 06:01 PM
Hey Ken,
Very nicely composed! Landed on a perfect perch and tack sharp where it was needed!

Julie Brown
02-25-2010, 07:48 PM
Ken-love the perch, BG and the composition. Nice image!:)

Don Lacy
02-25-2010, 09:32 PM
Wonderful image Ken, the perch puts it over the top for me.

Vida van der Walt
02-26-2010, 01:46 AM
Beautiful image Ken! What makes this image special to me is the perch (the curve of the rose leaf combined with the angle of the dragonfly on the leaf is wonderful).

Ken Childs
02-26-2010, 08:23 AM
Thanks, everyone!

This was really a rescue attempt so Photoshop should get most of the credit. The perch was too good to ignore but the dragon had its problems in the original.

Mike Moats
03-04-2010, 04:03 PM
Outstanding image Ken, love the leaf perch, and the details and BG are awesome.

Charles Wesley
03-09-2010, 07:55 PM

Almost missed this great image. Wish I could keep this perch in my refrigerator for another day. Wonderful sense of geometry....
Charlie Wesley
St Augustine Beach, FL