Back in September (yep, my blog post backlog is huge) I was lucky to photograph one incredibly patient dragonfly.
Dragonflies are often shy and/or restless and it is difficult to get really close. This one was different. I have always wanted to capture the compound eye, but I never managed to get so close so that the detail wouldn’t be blurred. In September I finally managed to get photos I was happy with.
Here is the dragonfly itself:
I magnified the first photo to get the detail of the eye. You can clearly (at least on the right part) see the individual visual units of the eye:
These photos are from even closer:
Face to face, eye to eye. Here you can also see the details of the compound eye:
I also converted one photo to black and white, I like how it looks, simple, stripped off of all colours. Actually, I think it is my favourite one:
Which one do you like most?