What a cooperative dragonfly! He found a perch at about eye level and didn't mind me moving in for several photographs. The background color is from a turning leaf I held behind the fly with my left hand while firing away with my right.
Taken with a 50mm at f/11 reversed on extension tubes and cropped from a focus stack of two images.
The video isn't specifically about the image above or dragonflies - but a brief introduction to high magnification macro photography. I just thought some of you might like to see my equipment and see me at work - so - click here to see the video.