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08-JUL-2006 Sayer

Dragon On My Finger

Mason Neck State Park

After several minutes this dragonfly let me get quite close.
It alternated it's resting spots between a tree branch and walkway railing.
I preferred a tree branch photo, so while on the walkway railing I moved my hand close to make it fly away.
Instead of moving to the tree branch it stepped up on my finger, so I took the photo!

Canon EOS 350D ,Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro
1/200s f/16.0 at 105.0mm iso100 with Flash full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Guest 11-Jul-2006 21:03
You are one lucky person. When I was watching some the other day, one landed on my head!! I know I like to get up close and personal with them but no way could I take a pic of that lol.
Sayer11-Jul-2006 14:05
Hey Tom, this is actually a full-framed shot (no cropping). That's why the DOF seems shallow. :)
Guest 11-Jul-2006 06:02
Amazing the detail that's there when cropped, and amazing how slight the dof is too. Guess it's curiosity was up, or that's one brave little guy. Sounds more like a jumping spider than a dragon, altho' I've heard you could put out a stick and they land on it often. Fantastic shot.
angelique raptakis11-Jul-2006 04:07
just amazing! these creatures are so beautiful. i need that lens :)
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