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Common Hawker Dragonfly in flight

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Rather pleased with this one, a Common Hawker Dragonfly caught in flight.

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Canon 300mm f4 'L'
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Common Hawker Dragonfly in flight
Username:gaelicstorm7 gaelicstorm7
Uploaded:8 Feb 2009 - 1:02 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Common hawker, Dragonfly, In-flight, Wildlife / nature
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motorsportpictures
motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 1:03 PM

This is amazing, so well detailed and very good colours, and well timed.
Scott

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romansnumber7
romansnumber7 e2 Member 7romansnumber7 vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 1:07 PM

Superb capture.

Paul

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photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 1:16 PM

Amazing shot!

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Gwen_A
Gwen_A e2 Member 7Gwen_A vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 1:17 PM

Lovely shot

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piccy
piccy e2 Member 8piccy vcard Wales
8 Feb 2009 - 1:22 PM

Well caught, fantastic shot.
freda

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 1:40 PM

fantastic shot

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mroch06
mroch06 e2 Member 6mroch06 vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 1:42 PM

that's amazing
martin

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Wilmot
Wilmot e2 Member 6338 forum postsWilmot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 1:45 PM

You should be rather pleased, this is an amazing shot,so so good!!
Steve

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84360 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 1:54 PM

Wonderful details, you've captured it brilliantly!

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JAILER68
JAILER68 e2 Member 7143 forum postsJAILER68 vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 2:07 PM

Great capture. The detail is amazing.

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 2:20 PM

Excellent.

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harrattp
harrattp e2 Member 7harrattp vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 2:31 PM

Suoerb clarity and dof. Fantastic colours too.

Paul

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 2:31 PM

For mhath, tha e breagha ! You're quite right to be pleased this is absolutely stunning, so sharp and beautiful lights on the wings.
maryg

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harvestman
harvestman e2 Member 8harvestman vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 2:54 PM

Wow! Impressive focus - was it manual?

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Bob_V
Bob_V e2 Member 7Bob_V vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 3:40 PM

A stunning capture, so well detailed and pin sharp.
Bob

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gaelicstorm7
gaelicstorm7 e2 Member 6gaelicstorm7 vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 3:45 PM

Thanks for the feedback guys,

Must admit it took quite a while to get one I was happy with, I used the lens in autofocus mode, but had spent quite abit of time watching to see where the dragonfies seemed to hover, so just kept the camera pointing in that general area then tried to grab one when it arrived !.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 4:27 PM

Pin sharp image......

Ade

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harryw
harryw e2 Member 867 forum postsharryw vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 5:40 PM

Hi Alan
Great shot, not easy when they move around so much.
Quite an achievement if you get an EC award (for 30 votes) with your first post
Cheers
Harry

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 13496 forum postsCanonMan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 5:55 PM

Spent ages trying to get flying shots myself, so know how difficult it is and what an achievment to get one so clear and sharp. Excellent.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6144 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 6:50 PM

A very fine capture, these shots are so difficult to achieve.
David

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moop
moop e2 Member 6moop vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 8:27 PM

Well I liked this in print and I like it on screen.
Cool shot Alan. Gets my vote.
Oh and welcome Smile

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lyntonB
lyntonB e2 Member 7lyntonB vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2009 - 11:34 PM

Superb shot, nice detail and composition.

Lynton

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starliz
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8 Feb 2009 - 11:36 PM

lovely clear detailed shot.

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gaelicstorm7
gaelicstorm7 e2 Member 6gaelicstorm7 vcard United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 - 9:41 PM

Thanks again for the comments guys, glad you enjoyed it !

Alan

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