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Southern Hawker Dragonfly - Female (Aeshna cyanea)

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Many thanks for the comments and clicks on the Sumatran Tiger - always appreciated and many thanks to Jason (jasonrwl) for his precious UA - very appreciated.
After looking for some insect life - I finally found some in Sussex (nothing hardly in Kent) - I hope you like it

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jul 2012 - 9:37 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Southern Hawker Dragonfly - Female (Aeshna cyanea)
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:29 Jul 2012 - 8:16 AM
Tags:Aeshna cyanea, Dragonfly, Southern hawker, Wildlife / nature
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 8:18 AM

[b]WOW!/b] to get a dragonfly is amazing, to get one with its reflection, stunning!

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Growmore
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29 Jul 2012 - 8:30 AM

Well good Ray stunning

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accipiter
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29 Jul 2012 - 9:04 AM

What a beauty Ray! A

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 9:18 AM

The reflection is fabulous. But I'm afraid my first thought on opening this was that he was either tight-rope walking or trying out horizontal pole-dancing.
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 9:21 AM

Very well spotted and captured, Ray, and what a great reflection. Carol

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AnnChown
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29 Jul 2012 - 9:25 AM

Well done Ray - dragonfly and reflection! There used to be loads of dragon and damsel flies at Scotney Castle (I think it's just in Kent!!) around the moat. Have you tried there?
Ann

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 9:37 AM

This is superb, Ray: fabulous focusing & dof, the reflection (of course) and the reed shape that echoes the dragonfly's.
Thanks for your lovely and witty comments on my pics from Dungeness; I have a few more (hundred) to post in due course Wink
Best regards to you and Sally.
Bill

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franken
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29 Jul 2012 - 9:50 AM

Wonderful macro Ray!

Ken

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Brian65
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29 Jul 2012 - 10:03 AM

Its a cracking shot Ray, they dont stay still for meTongueWink
Brian

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 11:09 AM

Wow! Superb capture. Loved the idea of the tight-rope walking which did raise a wee smile but the details, colours and reflection are simply 1st class.

Ann

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 12:53 PM


Quote: [b]WOW!/b] to get a dragonfly is amazing, to get one with its reflection, stunning!

I agree

I do a fair amount of macro but never had one with a great reflection like this, well done you.

gary

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fentiger
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29 Jul 2012 - 1:05 PM

Excellent wildlife study and the reflections are great.

Albert

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pluckyfilly
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29 Jul 2012 - 2:18 PM

I like the reflection, the dragon fly is not an easy catch but you did itSmile great shot

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lostnspace2011
29 Jul 2012 - 3:24 PM

Brilliant Ray. Great spot and beautifully captured, lovely reflection Smile

Mark

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Chinga
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29 Jul 2012 - 3:30 PM

Gorgeous subject, reflections and composition! Grin WOW!
IB

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Gray_ina
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29 Jul 2012 - 6:18 PM

Hi Ray,what can this insect from sussex say, think you excelled with this capture lol gray

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  742 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2012 - 7:01 PM

excellent close up.
regards
Yung

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Maiwand
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29 Jul 2012 - 7:07 PM

Very fine shot Ray. The reflection is really top class and exposure is spot on.
Ron

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Lillian
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29 Jul 2012 - 8:08 PM

You have this perfectly Ray and the reflection is the bonus
terrific shot
Lillian

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29 Jul 2012 - 8:36 PM

A cracking shot Ray, that reflection really is splendid, well done old chap

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woolybill1
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29 Jul 2012 - 10:02 PM

Hope a User Award from a jealous non-specialist is acceptable!!!!!
Bill

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
30 Jul 2012 - 7:52 AM

Very well captured Ray and a great reflection to accompany it.
Moira

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nicedayout
30 Jul 2012 - 9:37 AM

Superb, love the reflection and colour. Jamie

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30 Jul 2012 - 9:11 PM

A rather stunning Dragon Fly captured at its very best, a fine display of colour, and great detail.

Regards Nathan

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annettep38
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31 Jul 2012 - 7:22 AM

Excellent pond capture!

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FeatherFriend
31 Jul 2012 - 3:14 PM

Great shot Ray, good detail love that reflection too,
Geoff.

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NeilWigan
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31 Jul 2012 - 10:59 PM

Very well caught shot Ray,a bit special.Smile

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Rock
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1 Aug 2012 - 8:33 AM

Grand work.

Rock

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
1 Aug 2012 - 5:45 PM

Excellent and a reflection too ! GillWink

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teocali
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1 Aug 2012 - 7:31 PM

Super macro capture, Ray, with stunning reflections.
Sylvia

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Ayoob
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2 Aug 2012 - 2:42 AM

Excellent macro shot and lovelly detail and reflection ,Ray.....very well done...........GrinGrinGrin

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:35 AM

Never seen one of those at our local reserve. Great shot. Paul

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tommyld
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2 Aug 2012 - 7:07 PM

Excellent Macro work Ray, with lovely colour detail and presentation.
Tom

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2 Aug 2012 - 11:35 PM

Superb Ray,wonderful reflections sorry missed it, would have had my U.A..Lin

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3 Aug 2012 - 7:18 AM

Super detail and reflection

dven

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evelen
evelen  10 England
3 Aug 2012 - 6:26 PM

excellent shot .
eve.Smile

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lesliea
lesliea Plus Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
4 Aug 2012 - 7:41 AM

Beautiful image Ray well captured, I have also been to that Balloon festival.
Cheers Allen, Smile

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1881  3 India
12 Aug 2012 - 8:07 PM

vary nice image.


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14 Aug 2012 - 9:12 PM

Wonderful capture Ray - just catching up after hols
Jason

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