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Morning folks Smile Thanks for the Clicks and comments on yesterdays upload.

Today I am showing a Southern Hawker part way through the emergence process, here it is completely free from the nymph case (exuviae) the wings are nearly fully pumped up and drying in the morning sun, once dry they will open , further drying then takes place before flight is possible.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Emergence of a Hawker
Username:Mike_Young Mike_Young
Uploaded:17 Dec 2013 - 8:57 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dragonfly, Exuviae, Insect, Southern hawker, Wildlife / nature
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Newdawei
Newdawei  4 China
17 Dec 2013 - 9:01 AM

An excellent macro, well done !
Chen

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IanClamp
IanClamp  8 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 9:10 AM

Superb shot Mike, cracking detail

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dixy
dixy  3 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 9:17 AM

What a lovely sharp image, well captured.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8183 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 9:56 AM

An amazing sight, Mike, and how lucky you were to witness this, and capture it on camera. Carol

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6305 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 11:02 AM

Excellent Image!!

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2268 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 11:08 AM

Wow....superb capture Mike...great to see, well done

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doryram
doryram  6 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 11:29 AM

Beautiful capture and natural history subject.
Rod

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achieverswales
17 Dec 2013 - 11:58 AM

Simply stunning Mike, awesome backlighting and pin sharp.

Regards

Trev.

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TonyDy
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17 Dec 2013 - 12:09 PM

Stunning macro work, Mike.
Tony

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 12:51 PM

Wow! Amazing macro.

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3658 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 1:05 PM

Excellent macro image,

Ali

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
17 Dec 2013 - 1:45 PM

Outstanding macro-excellent back light.
Effrossini

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SimonFletch
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17 Dec 2013 - 3:04 PM

Incredible, Mike, absolutely incredible.
It makes me pleased that I joined epz, when I can view images of this caliber.
Bloody Well Done..! And thanks for the informative narrative.

Simon

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 6:16 PM

Excellent capture and timing, Mike!
Regards,
George

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barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 6:24 PM

In awe here

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AlexAppleby
17 Dec 2013 - 6:49 PM

Wow - there's something I've never seen!

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jacquig
jacquig  1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 8:08 PM

Breathtaking observation and capture of the natural world. Smile

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Dec 2013 - 8:09 PM

Amazing shot Mike
The detail captured spot on
Lillian

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17 Dec 2013 - 8:55 PM

Brilliant John

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 - 8:56 PM

Superb shot. Cathy

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DonMc Plus Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 - 9:58 PM

What a brilliant price of macro work Mike!Smile
Don

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22 Dec 2013 - 8:35 PM

A marvellous piece of natural history photography Mike

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