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Found this one in the garden over the weekend, I guess she must have been one of the last to emerge, because whilst it's late in the season she was in absolutely pristine condition. Mind you having said all this I have in the seen the species on the wing as late as early December before and we have had a really strange summer.
Thanks for all the recent kind comments and good wishes concerning my recent fall, the legs still very swollen and bruised, but it's slowly getting better.
Hope you enjoy this image, best regards to everyone.......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Oct 2011 - 1:37 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Last of the Few?
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:10 Oct 2011 - 4:15 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Common darter, Droagonflies, General, Odonata., Wildlife / nature
Votes:49

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 4:33 AM

Glad to hear you're on the mend. This is a lovely detailed image. And great dof............Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4134 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 5:03 AM

A superb macro shot, Ade, with very fine detail: glad to hear you are recovering.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 6:15 AM

Perfect pov, Ade, I'm seeing quite a number of dragonflies still. Carol

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 6:24 AM

Excellent close up.

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 6:43 AM

Fine close up capture. A

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Mike_Young
10 Oct 2011 - 8:18 AM

Another splendid closeup Ade

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 8:34 AM

Excellent shot sad to see it coming to the end but I seen two swallows yesterday but great shot
mike

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 11:54 AM

A cracker Ade, hope you are feeling much better,
Geoff.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81874 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 12:26 PM

Nice shot Ade - still seeing a Common Hawker popping in and out of the garden.Not perching though.Sad
Brian.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 1:14 PM

Stunning! wonderful light!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 3:02 PM

A real beauty Ade. Superb.
Ron

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 - 5:19 PM

Good detail in this capture well done.

Last Modified By bluetitblue at 10 Oct 2011 - 5:20 PM

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85750 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 6:08 PM

Nature has definitely gone and stood on it's head this year

Adrian

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 6:51 PM

A top shot Ade, the detail is terrific. What price a barbeque Christmas this year?!Wink

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janty66
janty66  6 England
10 Oct 2011 - 8:52 PM

Super capture..

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2011 - 8:28 PM

Brilliant detail, love the wings

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