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Mrs/ Blue Dasher

A lady who is often seen near ponds and streams but upland rather than on the water or near it. Later, they do lay their eggs in the water. The male is highly protective and often combative with other males.

Aka:Pachydiplax longipennis, 1.4 inches

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Jun 2013 - 11:22 PM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Mrs. Blue Dasher
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:11 Jun 2013 - 12:20 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract, Wildlife / nature
Votes:87

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Jun 2013 - 12:22 AM

Super image Jenn, great detail captured,
Fred.

Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:26 AM

Wow! how close did you want to be, such detail!

Tish

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:36 AM

With f/14 you have the whole insect in perfect focus, Jenn, yet well set apart from the b/g: very well executed macro shot.
Ronnie.

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:40 AM

Excellent details Jenn. A superb capture.......Sandy

Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:45 AM

I think the background is not ideal but still a stunning shot.

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 12:49 AM

I knew this had to be yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail.
Not only do you have pin sharp detail but a wonderful background bokeh as well.
I like your included commentary -- very informative.
-=\Walter

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Jun 2013 - 12:52 AM

I can see her eyelashes! This is such a great shot.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 1:07 AM

Wonderful image Jenn and a beautiful bokeh.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 2:40 AM

Well taken great shot.

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 3:23 AM

This jumped out of the thumbnails with your style all over it, Jenn. Crisp, sharp and beautiful.

Peter

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Jun 2013 - 3:23 AM

Superb details

Peter

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Jun 2013 - 4:57 AM

What an excellent capture this is Jenn !! Very well taken Smile

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
11 Jun 2013 - 6:32 AM

Superb macro!I like it a lot!Smile
Regards Valery

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 7:02 AM

Excellent macro shot and a very helpful description. As for the background, it places the insect in context, is blurred enough not to be distracting and as these creatures rarely cooperate by coming into the studio and posing patiently, I think it is the best possible.

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 7:47 AM

Set off well by that dappled backdrop Jenn

Adrian

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
11 Jun 2013 - 7:51 AM

Wonderful detail, excellent macro shot. Ann.

pollisher
pollisher  1 Scotland
11 Jun 2013 - 8:26 AM

Superb. Smile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41056 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 8:41 AM

Crisp and detailed, Jenn.

Dave

Last Modified By WhiteRose1 at 11 Jun 2013 - 8:41 AM
fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 10:02 AM

Impressive macro capture Jennn.

Albert

boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 - 11:26 AM

What a cracker....

achieverswales
11 Jun 2013 - 12:34 PM

Congratulations on the awards Jenn! Well deserved it is a cracking capture.

Regards

Trev.

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
11 Jun 2013 - 12:56 PM

Stunning Jenn, great skill involved here.

John

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 1:47 PM

Top notch!
Ann

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
11 Jun 2013 - 1:49 PM

Awesome capture!!
Effrossini

gallero
gallero e2 Member 3gallero vcard Venezuela
11 Jun 2013 - 1:50 PM

Una excelente captura.

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 2:35 PM

Stunning Image!!

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 2:36 PM

Excellent Dragon take Jennn - a dream bg.

graceland
graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 3:06 PM

Thank you for the award Very nice surpriseWink

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 3:06 PM

Stunning capture Jenn!
George

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 - 3:49 PM

Very beautiful, very sharp, great DOF.

Myra

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 4:25 PM

What a splendid capture, Jennnn! Such crisp detail and colour Smile

Andrew

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 - 5:42 PM

Fabulous close-up, Jenn.

P.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43956 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 5:59 PM

Brilliant macro, Jenn.
Top quality here!

Malc

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 6:05 PM

Excellent work so sharp

JohnChambersPhotography

A splendid capture perfectly presented, F/14 sure did the job and keeping the BG blurred enough not to be distracting . good job well done Jenn

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 7:28 PM

Great macro shot Jennn.GrinGrin
Ron

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2196 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 7:29 PM

A superb capture, pin sharp with so much detail, amazing work

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2013 - 8:46 PM

That's a beauty!
Shell

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4167 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2013 - 7:24 PM

Great detail in this Jenn
Jason

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2013 - 7:10 PM

You've nailed this one Jenn, dragonfly on a stick images don't get much better than this

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 - 1:47 AM

Stunning little beastie! Grin
IB

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