100-400L + 1.4x TC. 560mm @ f/8, hand-held and manual focus, pretty close to minimum focal distance.

This is as-is, straight out of the camera after raw conversion in LR2.

Available as dragonfly stock photography at iStockPhoto.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 7th October 2008, This photo: 1:40pm

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  • MichelleLegg.com said:
    nice bokeh - and what a stunning dragonfly!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle. Not bad for a telephoto lens rather than a real macro lens eh ?
  • accesser said:
    Pretty I've wanted to get some like this but they never sit still nice job, That's pretty sharp considering what lens you where using
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah dragonflies are tricky, in this case the extra length helped a lot as it didn't get scared off by my presence.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Fantastic considering the way you have taken it.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • timbobee said:
    Impressive stuff David. I like this a lot.
    I often dream of an L lens...
  • David de Groot said:
    Carpe speculum!
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Very nice, especially considering the lens limitations, and great bokeh too!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, I'm pretty happy with how it came out :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    wow David - really awesome shot
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks David :) With a bit more patience than I, you could get the same thing with your S3, which although it doesn't have quite the same reach, is still fairly long.