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Not one of my usual offerings!

I was out doing some gardening today (couldn't put it off any longer) and came across this specimen. I reluctantly parked the wheelbarrow and dashed inside for the camera and took a few shots before it flew away.

I realise that it doesn't compare to some of the fine macro shots uploaded by others but wondered if any of the experts could identify exactly what it is? A Hawker perhaps?

V1 is a crop from V2.

Many thanks to those who commented and voted on my last upload - Neist Point 2.

Cliff

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jul 2012 - 3:26 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Dragon Fly???
Username:Cliff1944 Cliff1944
Uploaded:21 Jul 2012 - 6:26 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dragon fly, Wildlife / nature
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84169 forum postsKarenFB vcard England160 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 6:39 PM

Gorgeous details! I think it's a Southern Hawker. Smile

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Cliff1944
Cliff1944 e2 Member 2Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 6:50 PM

Thanks Karen, much appreciated.
Cliff

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111065 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 6:55 PM

nice shots Wink

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
21 Jul 2012 - 7:24 PM

Cracking shots Cliff. Lucky you to find it in the garden - I always have to go off searching for them!! Lou

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 7:58 PM

You should be pleased this is a cracking shot of a beautiful drangonfly. It's the Perpignan falcon of the insect world. Top shot.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 7:59 PM

The original os a fine shot but the crop in V 1 works well, showing up all the intricate detail on the head, thorax and abdomen.
Fine macro work considering you did not have much to set up the shot.
Ronnie.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:36 PM

Agree with Karen.......

Ade

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:37 PM

No need to apologise for these images Cliff.
I think they are superb.
The crop shows all the wing detail but full image is stunning.
KateGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 8:51 PM

Wonderful detail in v1 Cliff, and the overall composition is superb in v2.

Dave

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2012 - 10:35 PM

Fantastic close up, excellent detail and great colours.

Hugh

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 - 8:21 AM

Super close up Cliff, love the detailin this one.
very well done.
Shaun

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good close up capture showing plenty of detail well done indeed.

John

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 2:02 PM

Wow that's a good close up, well captured!
Carole

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8691 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1533 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 5:44 PM


Quote: I realise that it doesn't compare to some of the fine macro shots uploaded by others

Rubbish! It's absolutely fine.....both versions.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 11:46 PM

same here ,i saw the first one this morning in the garden ,but have lent my macro to a lady at the camera club,took a couple of shots any way,not as good as these.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 12:15 PM

Marvellous clarity here, you need to drop that wheelbarrow more often, the crop is really good too putting the detail amongst the lovely sot colour bokeh.

Excellent lens and so well used.

Dougie

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 3:41 PM

Like the good details and colours in this Cliff, well worked
Regards Richard

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 7:37 PM

beautiful, colourful capture, love the details.
nice one.
ant.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 10:57 PM

It is an excellent macro shot and the fine details stands out beautifully against the flowers, especially in the crop.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2012 - 9:06 PM

Fantastic detail and clarity in this awesome macro

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VivienO
VivienO  4 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 - 11:19 PM

Fantastic detail and colours
Viv

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 9:42 PM

That is one sharp image and go with V2 for the complete image
so good!
Lillian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 1:07 PM

Fabulous detail Cliff! That lens is superb (as are your skills, of course!! SmileSmile)
Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 1:23 PM

Highly detailed and very sharp!!! like!

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom92 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 8:04 PM

You've done so well to stalk this beast! Love the sharpness and colours.
Al

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