I have the good fortune to work where, at a certain time of year, I see a few squadrons of dragonflies outside the window. One day it seemed that one of them had hapened on an open window and flown in, and died where I could find it. Not having a battery of photographic lenses available to me (camera is basically point-and-shoot) I took advantage of the situation to try a little creative close photography. Click on a picture to see a larger version. The power of the magnifying glass is 8, and its length (open) is 75 mm which is the approximate wingspan of the dragonfly.

 

dragonfly and magnifying glass on paper dragonfly head on through magnifying glass side view of front half side view of head, closer side view od side, closer