My first dragonfly sold!!!


posted on 15th of december, 2011

Yesterday I went exclusive, today I sold my first dragonfly image :).

Here is my sold winner:



I'm happy because dragonflies are my favorite macro subjects, and if anyone of you here love to shoot dragonflies, than you must now how hard is to get close to this little fellows, specialy with only 70mm macro lens, where I need to be pretty close to get 1:1 magnification.

I have been asking my self will I ever sold any of my dragonflies or damselflies images and when. Here is my anwser. Unfortunately it was subscription sale, but anything is better then nothing :)

Many thanks to buyer of this image.

Here are a few more dragonflies/damselflies in my portfolio.




Comments (24)

Posted by M4rio1979 on December 19, 2011
Thank you Francy ;)
Posted by Francy874 on December 19, 2011
Beautiful images, congratulations Mario :-)
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 16, 2011
Thanks Egomezta
Posted by Egomezta on December 16, 2011
These are great images, Congratulations.
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 16, 2011
Thanks Laurasinelle
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 16, 2011
well done! Once I tried to shoot some bees, and I know how difficult it is to get a sharp and well lit image...

Then you know what I'm talking about :), I also have few shots with bees. Macro photography really is a game of patience :)
Posted by Laurasinelle on December 16, 2011
Great images!
Posted by Cristalloid on December 16, 2011
well done! Once I tried to shoot some bees, and I know how difficult it is to get a sharp and well lit image...
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 16, 2011
Not an easy task, believe me...but it is possible with a lot of patience...it's much easier with 180 or 200mm macro lenses, where you have amazing working distance from subject. Perfect lenses for shooting dragonflies. Hope I will have one some day :)
Posted by Cammeraydave on December 16, 2011
Must be hard to shoot them. Nice !
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 16, 2011
Thanks Nero67
Posted by Nero67 on December 16, 2011
Congratulations!!!
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 16, 2011
Thanks Mariaam
Posted by Mariaam on December 16, 2011
Amazing photos! Congratulations and wish you many more sales!
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 16, 2011
Thanks people...
@Clearvista - yes, they are really tough subjects for shooting...best thing you can do is to observe them and learn where they fly and land often, because dragonflies have tendency of landing often to a same place, so best thing is to choose one of those spots, lay down and wait for a while for them to adapt on you, and they will eventualy come to you. That is what I have learn after "dancing by the lakes" just as you :). With dragonflies you need a lot of patience, but they are worth of trouble.
Posted by Owaisphotography on December 16, 2011
very nice
Posted by Clearvista on December 16, 2011
great photos-have tried and spend most of my time "dancing" by the lakes :)
Posted by FabioConcetta on December 16, 2011
You have a beautiful macrophoto, congratulations for your sale!
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 15, 2011
Thank you Dave, yeah, reverse lens macro is ok for extreme macro shots, but not for Dragonflies, because of to shalow DOF(which is ok for me, but not here on DT), but most important is that with reversed lens you need to work very close to subject, and that is out of the question with dragonflies, with damselfies yes, because they will let you pretty close to them, but dragonflies, no way!! That is why I need at least 150mm macro lens, just for greater working distance.
Posted by Dgphotographic on December 15, 2011
Great captures ! I have tried using a prime 50mm lens with a reversing ring to photograph insects....this gives a D of F ofaround 2-3 mm !
My best image was a hover fly... th eyes were "pin" but the tail out of focus, so therefore rejected by DT. Time to invest in a macro lens ? ;o)
Thank you for sharing your images.
Dave.
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 15, 2011
Thanks Arim44...until summer I plan to buy myself a 150mm macro lens, for larger working distance and even more magnification...I plant to present here on Dreamstime very high details of this cute little fellows.
Posted by Arim44 on December 15, 2011
Great images Congratulations and good luck!
Posted by M4rio1979 on December 15, 2011
Thanks Halilin :)
Posted by Halilin on December 15, 2011
cong:)



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