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Bali 3 - Hovercraft

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 7 December 2006 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Not my usual kind of subject but I couldn't resist the opportunity. Dragonflies of different colours were all over the place. I used to like them until i saw how gruesome they were up-close! Reminds me of some 1950s 'B' movies!
What do you think?

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Zach Siebert from Bologna, Italy

i've always despised dragon flies! but nice close up! dizaaaamn!

7 Dec 2006 11:37am

Angry Buddha from United States

Damn that's close. Otherwise, you got a mutated dragonfly problem where you live. Very nice shot and detail. I like that you can see the little hairs on its legs.

7 Dec 2006 1:53pm

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Great dragonflie. Beautiful.

7 Dec 2006 1:54pm

Matthew from London, United Kingdom

very good! great shot!

7 Dec 2006 3:40pm

Duncan Galbraith from kyoto, Japan

Woah! belter of a macro stu. excellent detail!

7 Dec 2006 4:03pm

david from chesham, United Kingdom

what a tremendous shot - terrific macro!

7 Dec 2006 4:04pm

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

What a pose! The macro is incredible .... look at those hairy legs!

7 Dec 2006 6:56pm

Suby from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

EWeeeck, the Substers feeble heart almost stops, Him fears all creepy crawlers. Eeeeeccccck.

F leeeee....

Awesome shot

7 Dec 2006 8:01pm

Still from VALENCE, France

A superb macro!

7 Dec 2006 8:30pm

ShoreRunner from New Jersey, United States

Incredible color and detail.

7 Dec 2006 8:39pm

Matt Trujillo Photography from Portland, United States

The wing position really sells it. Well done.

7 Dec 2006 9:50pm

Darren from Tokyo, Japan

Amazing. The detail is great. I never new there were red dragonflys. Bali? Japan?

7 Dec 2006 11:01pm

Craig Persel from Montreal, Canada

Wow. Outstanding macro!

7 Dec 2006 11:55pm

Chris Sullivan from Melbourne, Australia

Cool macro Stu. They do look a lot different upclose, great take!

8 Dec 2006 12:39am

Aaron Schmidt from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning detail. Very impressive shot.

8 Dec 2006 12:46am

max weir from New Zealand

incredible stillness!! The colour is really amazing as well as the detail.

8 Dec 2006 2:04am

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Oh my! That an incredibly stunning shot. It's position makes it look almost more like a bird than an insect.

8 Dec 2006 2:33am

Daniel from United States

I'd consider some mild fill flash for this type of shot to minimize/eliminate shadow & harsh hightlights.

8 Dec 2006 3:07am

H.O from Victoria, Canada

Great capture !! sugoi desu !!

8 Dec 2006 3:41am

Paul Ricciardi from Lexington, United States

It appears as if the dragonfly is some sort of biomechanical aircraft, very nicely captured and composed.
And I love dragonflies despite how scary they can be up close.

8 Dec 2006 4:01am

Prashanth from Bengalooru, India

nice capture...

8 Dec 2006 9:03am

wanganeges from concord, ma, United States

wonderful detail and color!

8 Dec 2006 10:56am

Colour blind from Tokyo, Japan

...and it's gone for a 6!!!! OMG x 100 this is a fantastic job mate... I'm so proud to be the same owner of the same camera as you!!! This is a top shot mate!! You've outdone yourself on this one. The detail and the colours are fantastic and you've managed to capture something that I doubt many people have ever seen before. Great great work.

8 Dec 2006 3:10pm

bronzebilly from cardiff, United Kingdom

superb detail -colour and light--are you sure you didn't bribe him to pose for you--billy

10 Dec 2006 10:41pm

tyler sloane from Canada

i think tis a bit gross, but still a great close- up

great photos.

althought in ever really likes bugs

11 Dec 2006 1:38am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

whoa - coming in for a landing! wonderful shot.

11 Dec 2006 9:30pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

you are a true artist WELL DONE

12 Jan 2007 12:04pm

Inès from Belgium

Just wonderful !!!

13 Apr 2007 6:58pm

Steve from United States

Fantastic. It's quite beautiful.

26 Jun 2008 3:07pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

wow! impressive! what an amazing macro

18 Aug 2008 4:52am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!

17 May 2012 11:31am

anjana from mumbai, India

Ballerina! Outstanding shot.

22 Nov 2012 9:16am