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Helicopter Landing

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 16 August 2013 in Animal & Insect.

This dragon fly looked like a little helicopter.

*Yard Art Series: photos from the backyard.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 640 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I agree. The resemblance is clear.

16 Aug 2013 5:39am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

5* all the way

16 Aug 2013 6:12am

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Really a world of light and colours... and both so intense and which convey a sense of liveliness.
Wonderfully captured and perfectly framed.

16 Aug 2013 6:38am

Catherine from France

Fantastic macro and funny title !!
Have a nice friday Barbara.

16 Aug 2013 7:14am

ARIKA from KYOTO, Japan

Super macro image!! DOF and background blur are great!

16 Aug 2013 7:45am

ceteceva from France

Très joli ! J'aime beaucoup les couleurs et la position des ailes et des pattes de la libellule qui défie les fils barbelés !

16 Aug 2013 8:05am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

a great title and a beautiful macro - it does look alot like a helicopter!

16 Aug 2013 8:50am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

terrific shot bravo

16 Aug 2013 8:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

perfect poise and depth of field

16 Aug 2013 9:31am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is stunning... congrats to you!

16 Aug 2013 9:41am

helys from Paris, France

Great DOF, angle, colors, line of textures, shapes

16 Aug 2013 10:04am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Nice pose for this helicopter! ;-) great compo and beautiful blurred background.

16 Aug 2013 10:26am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Sehr schön, Barbara ! Zuerst ist ein (oder mehrere) Kardinal auf dem Stacheldrahtzaun und jetzt diese wunderschöne Libelle. Herzliche Grüße von Sonja

16 Aug 2013 10:39am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Where did the jailbird go? Love this can't get close to any this year they must see me coming:)

16 Aug 2013 10:53am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fabulous capture !!! Absolutely wonderful !!!

16 Aug 2013 11:41am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

I agree the title, fantastic close-up shot.

16 Aug 2013 12:11pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent work ! Great shot ! 5*****

16 Aug 2013 12:18pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Un peu équilibriste cet "hélicoptère " !!!!belle prise !!!

Some equilibrist this "helicopter"!! Good catch!

16 Aug 2013 12:26pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light and detail here Barbara! Your excellent focal control has created a wonderful bokeh! ;-)

16 Aug 2013 12:48pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


16 Aug 2013 2:30pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine image of this poised dragon fly. It's interesting how to clutches the wire but not with all the legs.

16 Aug 2013 2:44pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
so beautiful composition, focus, colors & lights!
Amazing shot!

16 Aug 2013 2:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fantastic close up! I have tried to capture images of dragonflies, but they are too fast for me!

16 Aug 2013 2:53pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful close-up with an excellent composition. It's a red dragonfly. I can see it in Japan.

16 Aug 2013 3:07pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. Perfect landing. Stunning. :)

16 Aug 2013 4:18pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a SUPER shot, Barbara!! Absolutely perfect :-)

16 Aug 2013 4:40pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Fantastic macro!!

16 Aug 2013 7:09pm

nafisa from bangalore, India

Lovely landing

16 Aug 2013 7:20pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent capture and beautiful diagonal composition. Very good sharpness on the insect, the bokeh is beautiful.
Have a good evening.

16 Aug 2013 8:01pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Super image see how its legs are holding on to the wire. that lens does a great job is it a 18-200mm Nikon?

16 Aug 2013 8:43pm

@Philnz: 70-200mm Nikon.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!! Stunning detail with incredible colors!! Definitely spotlight material! 5*****

16 Aug 2013 9:56pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful capture !

17 Aug 2013 2:32am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente captura magnifico color!!

17 Aug 2013 3:24am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A fantastic shot ! It looks like a helicopter !!!

17 Aug 2013 3:30am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A rope walker at the Nature's Circus! Special!!!*****

17 Aug 2013 3:59am

@Japanalia: ;-))

franz from Baden, Austria

superb closeup ... and yes, a very peculiar helicopter indeed !!!

20 Aug 2013 1:37pm

1/250 second
ISO 640
300 mm (35mm equiv.)