06.27.2020 The eyes have it…and then some

Can you imagine being this guy’s optometrist?

Northern Pygmy Clubtail-Lanthus parvulus

 

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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36 Responses to 06.27.2020 The eyes have it…and then some

  1. Todd Henson says:

    Whoa! That’s quite a view. I’d love to see the glasses the optometrist might prescribe.

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    • Trifocals have nothing on what those glasses would be. It’s exciting blowing the eyes up to 10x on LiveView and then capturing that detail. I guess it is easier to capture more dragonfly images handheld but this might be a challenge…at least for my shaky hands. Thanks, Todd.

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  2. Great Images Steve! Especially liked the head on shot!

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Awesome capture, Steve. Their eyesight must be very good. πŸ˜‰

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  4. A face that only a mother could loveβ€”except in this case photographers do, too.

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  5. Terrific closeups. I think it would have to go with glasses, and not contacts.

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    Great close-ups, Steve! The eyes have it. 😳

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  7. krikitarts says:

    Or how about imagining being its dentist, to maintain that winning smile after its having chomped down on all those other exoskeletal aerial arthropods?

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  8. Wow, fabulous images, Steve!

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  9. Ann Mackay says:

    Impressive – both the photo and the eyes! πŸ™‚

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  10. Fantastic. Literally.

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  11. Fabulous shots, Steve! Dragonflies always make for great photo opportunites, especially if they keep still.

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  12. Hannah Keene says:

    WOW! Great shot Steve. Yeah, glad I’m not this guys optimist. πŸ˜‚

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    • Thanks, Hannah. I can’t imagine what compound vision must look like. I guess it’s natural if it is all you’ve ever known.

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      • Hmmm…it’s about 1:30 there, I guess. I take it you must not be a morning person. πŸ˜€

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      • Hannah Keene says:

        😣 Yeah – this is what I look like in the morning. Been a night owl my entire life. Though I’m headed to bed pretty soon. What time zone are you in?

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      • I’m in WMass, Hannah, so Eastern, daylight savings currently. I’ve always been an early riser since I had a paper route while in junior high. About the only time I slept late was after a tough night while in college. πŸ™‚

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      • Hannah Keene says:

        It’s 4:30 in the morning, for goodness sake!!! You’re awake????

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      • Early to bed… I get up at three, in bed @8:30. Sunrise in the summer waits for no one and now Bentley expects breakfast about then. I don’t mind, I usually am awake for a while before that and just get up. My wife says I don’t get enough sleep but I function fairly well and Bentley is thrilled when we take an afternoon nap in the recliner. πŸ™‚

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      • Hannah Keene says:

        Yes, my dog Zoe and I used to take naps in the recliner together when we lived in a mostly unheated 100 year old house. Covered in a wool blanket. 😴 The dog and I. Not the house. πŸ˜†

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      • That does sound cozy. I don’t remember if we were acquainted back then, but in October of 2018 I contracted West Nile Virus which, aside from almost killing me, knocked me off my feet for 2 1/2 months. For the first few weeks of recovery I could only manage to go from the bed to the recliner. Bentley was my constant companion, the two of us in the chair sleeping the day away until bedtime. He sleeps under the covers next to me. πŸ™‚ He was very disappointed when I went back to work. Although I didn’t spend the time out of work for the pandemic in the chair, he got quite used to several walks a day and being able to sleep on his dog bed in my study while I worked on the computer. It’s like having a shadow which I don’t mind.

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  13. shoreacres says:

    What a great photo. The eyes are fabulous, but I’ll confess my first thought was that he looks like a helicopter – it’s that wing effect.

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  14. Dave Ply says:

    Who says you need to go to another planet to see bug-eyed aliens? I love the headshot perspective.

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