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F-15 Eagle fighter in the meadow

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Well , actually it is a libelloides coccajus, ascalphe soufré in French.
This year I had to move my bug hunting grounds ( see yesterday's rant) and the 'new ' meadow has a very similar composition to the one close to home. Was very pleased to see that there are a dozen of those predators, very rare in France or Spain. They are as fast as the airplane and as deadly for flies.

Many thanks to Ron and Jenn for the wonderful awards, very much appreciated. And cheers to you all for you lovely comments and votes. Shot today and totally untweaked.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 May 2014 - 3:36 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:720
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:F-15 Eagle fighter in the meadow
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:8 May 2014 - 6:23 PM
Tags:Dordogne, Insect, Libelloides coccajus, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 6:26 PM

Fantastic, Annette, only ever seen two here. One I managed to capture many years ago, the other was spotted and gone in a flash last year Grin Carol

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bobpaige1
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8 May 2014 - 6:39 PM

Great capture,never seen one must look it up.

Bob,

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digital_boi
8 May 2014 - 7:13 PM

cracking good capture Annette love it

Graham

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 7:26 PM

A beautiful creature very well photographed with fantastic colour and detail..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 7:38 PM

F14 and it would have been a Tomcat


Adrian

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2194 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 7:51 PM

An impressive capture Annette.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2014 - 7:53 PM

Stunning focusing. Well captured.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 8:01 PM

This is one amazing macro, Annette and I love the rich green tones.
-=\Walter

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AlexAppleby
8 May 2014 - 8:03 PM

Lovely shot - what a stunning little critter that is!

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
8 May 2014 - 8:13 PM

Super shot. Cathy

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41055 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 8:22 PM

locked on beautifully, Annette.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 10:01 PM

A beautiful looking critter Annette - lovely wing display.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

Well spotted and recorded.
Good looking creature!

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2014 - 11:58 PM

Easier to say an Eagle fighter Annette,
rather than that other mouthful !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2014 - 6:45 AM

Beautifully composed and captured.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2014 - 8:05 PM

Stunning capture Annette. Glad you managed to find a useful new hunting ground.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2014 - 4:47 AM

Considering it's an 'untweaked' image, it's a very good shot, Annette.
I agree with Mick, 'Eagle Fighter' rolls off the tongue nicely...!

Simon

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Mike_Young
11 May 2014 - 9:56 AM

Great shot of this amazing insect

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2014 - 5:57 PM

A cracking shot of this extraordinary looking insect and one i've never seen before

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