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A Darter Dragonfly emerging from its larval stage after spending the first stages of life underwater.
Probably the most difficult image I have ever taken. This little fella was almost at water level and was a lot smaller than it looks! I got soaked.....worth it though!
Positive ID would be welcome, I'm going for Black Darter.
ASTOUNDING timing and image. Sheesh.
Wow, what timing and what a result mate....kept that one quiet didn't you?
Difficult to tell when they're what's known as Teneral, (just emerged) however I'd be more inclined to think it was a Common Darter, but I've been known to wrong on countless occasions What I can say is this is an excellent find and as you rightly say a very tricky capture, which you've done with aplomb!.. Quality image and very deserving of an award IMHO.....Shortlisted.
Superb nature shot.
Wow! Incredible. Perfect timing. Excellent capture............Sandy
Superb shot, Gazza, hope you got a series out of this emergence.
Quote: Superb shot, Gazza, hope you got a series out of this emergence.
Unfortunately it started raining so I had to pack up, just happy I got this stage though.
Cheers for all the great comments.
Top perseverance and timing Gazza, well done, top natural history photo
Well worth getting soaked, fantastic capture
Great natural history photography.
Came back for another look, can't believe this ain't getting more votes??????
WOW!! excellent, shortlisted. got to try this focus stacking, i cant get one pic of someat let alone a bunch of them but gotta keep practicing, although cant see me getting this good, as defo dont do wet.lesley
Brilliant Gary,expect to see this in the comps this coming season.
Superb and well worth all your efforts.
Thanks for all the positive comments and to Pete for the EC, I'm well chuffed.
Congrats Gaz...hard work paid off mate and fingers crossed
Well done boi, tis good.
That is an astounding image Gary. Well deserving of all the awards. Many, many congratulations.
Nailed on my friend.....fantastic effort and great result - POTW, go boy.
Told ya didn't I !!
Superb! Worth getting wet for!
Wow, POTW.....not sure the wife would appreciate a canavs of this above our fireplace! LOL
Well done Gaz on getting POTW about time, keep up the good work !
biggest congrats on the well deserved awards.lesley
Wow, awards across the board. You can retire now!!!!! Really made up for you Gary.
An outstanding capture of a rarely seen event. A multi-award winner of the highest quality.
Quote: Positive ID would be welcome, I'm going for Black Darter.
UR 100% right, U done good job.
Absolutely brilliant,well worth getting soaked for,
A well deserved photo of the week! Outstanding subject, great sharp shot, incredible image! IB
wow and brilliant !! congrats on all the awards !!!
Stunning Gary well done on photo of the week.
Brilliant - well deserved awards
What a catch. Well done Gary. Absoluteky breathtaking
Gazza a stunner well done!!!
Quote: Gazza a stunner well done!!!
Thats not who I think it is issit ?????
Brilliant! Congratulations on your well deserved awards
Nice one Gazza!!! Are we going to see it in print this season?
Lucky shot, Well done you must please with this
One in a million
What a wonderful shot!
stunning-that all i can say.
Only just stumbled across this. A cracking capture of a special moment I've never been fortunate enough to see yet.
I'd have gone for the option of a soaking as well if the opportunity arose! I'd have probably stuck it out through the rain as well for the opportunity to get a full emergence sequence as opportunitys like this don't come about often.
When you say stacked, how many images went into this shot? And what software did you use? Stacking images is something I keep meaning to play with properly to get greater depth of field in macro shots.
I'm sure it looks great over the fireplace... I believe that when winning POTW you can get away with sending a different image for the canvas print if you want. Back when I won one they had no idea what my winning image was so I could have sent anything. I did send the original image, however advised someone else that won not soon after me to try a different image and they got a nice family pic blown up on a canvas instead of a macro shot. There must be a lot of people out there with canvas prints of stunning images, but not necessarily images you'd want hung up in the lounge!
Quite brilliant, you should be very proud of this one.....I've come across Praying Mantis and Grasshoppers 'drying out' next to their shed skin but have never been lucky enough to find them in the act.....I think I need to get up earlier in the morning.
Wonderful............don't you just love nature
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