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A damselfly feeding on a fly at Cannop Ponds in the Forest of Dean, taken earlier this summer. I have no idea what species this one is so would be grateful if anyone on here can identify it. Many thanks to epzer Bricurtis for identifying it as a female common blue damselfly.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Snacking Damselfly
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:20 Aug 2011 - 12:24 PM
Tags:Cannop ponds, Close-up / macro, Common blue damselfly, Forest of dean, Glos, June
Votes:45
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debu
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20 Aug 2011 - 12:29 PM

Lovely set of images.
debu

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pascalg
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20 Aug 2011 - 1:05 PM

a real beauty!

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mrswoolybill
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20 Aug 2011 - 1:16 PM

V1 - Nature red in (tiny) tooth and claw...
V3 - A magnificent specimen, observed in his natural habitat no doubt...
You've really been in form today. it would be churlish to refuse you.... Best laugh I've had all day!
Moira

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2011 - 1:23 PM

Version one all the way for me Ed, great detail in this.

Best Matt

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Ade_Osman
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20 Aug 2011 - 1:41 PM

All the gear, no idea Ed......LOL.....

Don't think I'll ever be forgiven for that remark.......

V1's the best mate....

Ade

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Daisymaye
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20 Aug 2011 - 1:46 PM

Great shots Ed. V1 while snacking. Nice to see other members candidly doing their thing......Sandy

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CaroleS
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20 Aug 2011 - 2:39 PM

Superb detail in V1 Ed and love the concentration captured in V3Smile Carole

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Glostopcat
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20 Aug 2011 - 2:40 PM

The word highlighted in bold lettering in v3 is a clue to help you identify the epzer, not a reflection on his photography skills!

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Maiwand
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20 Aug 2011 - 2:49 PM

Excellent shots Ed.
Ron

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mikbee
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20 Aug 2011 - 2:54 PM

Well detailed shots Ed.
And security would have a field day,if they saw ''PATCH'' lurking in the bushes at Leith Docks !!
Mick.

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ChiliMan
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20 Aug 2011 - 3:00 PM

Well shot, Ed, and that lovely curling fern frond is such a great posing platform for the damselfly!

As for the EPZer, it's not Patch Adams, is it? No wait a minute...that was played by Robin Williams...

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CarolG
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20 Aug 2011 - 3:08 PM

Superbly spotted and captured, Ed. Carol

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SlowSong
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20 Aug 2011 - 3:28 PM

Capturing such a small creature is difficult enough, but to get one having its dinner is fab.
Chris

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2011 - 3:55 PM

Nice to have the inclusion of a fellow epz'er Ed'. Will we see a portrait of you that He took?

John Smile

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2011 - 3:58 PM

Great set of shots. Lovely colour and detail. It's funny what you find lurking in the undergrowth, wild epz'ers are turning up all over the place.
Steve.

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2011 - 4:14 PM

Great shot in V1. No idea why those Damselfies don't come here to our ponds. More than their fair share of flies on offer!

Ann

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EMJAYCEE
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20 Aug 2011 - 4:45 PM

Someone remarked "a real beauty." V1 or V3TongueTongue
Joan.

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AnnChown
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20 Aug 2011 - 5:17 PM

Superb images!
Ann

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Richard_OSullivan
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20 Aug 2011 - 6:06 PM

brilliantly clear and interesting image
Well spotted

Rick

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Mynett
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20 Aug 2011 - 7:53 PM

very well done Ed

Linda

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lil48
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20 Aug 2011 - 8:26 PM

nice shot.
Lil

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pluckyfilly
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20 Aug 2011 - 10:27 PM

great set but its V1 for me all the way

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Chinga
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20 Aug 2011 - 10:39 PM

A bit of a mouthfull there! Good capture! IB

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metro074
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20 Aug 2011 - 10:43 PM

O Wow!!! What a capture! This is the first I have seen eating. An excellent shot Ed. Hes not sharing Either Smile
Carol

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20 Aug 2011 - 11:46 PM

The Detail in the wings is so clear. Fabulous Work.
John.

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21 Aug 2011 - 7:39 AM

Great set
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bricurtis
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21 Aug 2011 - 10:16 AM

V1 for me Ed - its a Common Blue Damsel (female)
Brian.

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mrswoolybill
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21 Aug 2011 - 11:27 AM

OK, I think V3 has finally clicked... Wink
Moira

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Glostopcat
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21 Aug 2011 - 11:48 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Brian for identifying the damselfly, it is much appreciated. I'm surprised nobody managed to identify the epzer in v3, just like the Stig his identity can not be revealed!Wink

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21 Aug 2011 - 12:09 PM

Congratulations go to Moira for identifying the mystery epzer

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mrswoolybill
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21 Aug 2011 - 12:26 PM

Well I was looking at this upload of a dag called Patch and the penny dropped, so to speak...

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21 Aug 2011 - 6:51 PM

V1 is excellent, lovely dof and an attractive perch.

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Mavis
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22 Aug 2011 - 10:00 AM

Nice to be able to go out with another member ! A great close up .xx

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JimV
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23 Aug 2011 - 3:10 AM

Which of you spotted her in the first place Ed?, I had an awful time trying to do so in V3, even with the hint Smile, I guess that's why I never get such shots as you have so well in V1&2!
Rgds., Jim

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