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Pit Stop

A 12 Spotted Skimmer allowed me two shots as he took a very short breaki from chasing off other flyers.

This is a large dragonfly, 2 inch body--4 inch wingspan-- a mature male
Libellula forensis

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 180 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Pit Stop
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:21 Jun 2010 - 12:09 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Dragonfly, Insect, Pennsylvania, Portraits / people, Usa, Wildlife / nature
Votes:100
Voters:GERRYGENTRY · cantona43 · Angi_Wallace · User_Removed · LexEquine · geoffrey baker · jonny_greentree · TyChee · RonnieAG · PattiW · torres99 · morpheus1955 · A_Harrison · rpba18205 · photophantom · Big_Beavis · Evgenya · marriedandhappy · CarolG · Buffalo_Tom · cjl47 · dawnmichelle · MartinAgius · stevepd150 · brownsilent · SUE118 · Paintman · VIKI · chase · Adderwatcher · Cor · MikeRC · Alan_Baseley · User_Removed · bliba · Silverzone · Mynett · akh · CanonMan · fentiger · ChrisWallace · Arty · barbarahirst · saeidNL · Herge88 · dormay · baclark · PauloNascimentoPhotography · Joline · PinkK · AnneWorner · pronabk · Cormy · LynneJoyce · tmann · SoulOfNature · Suehh · Scaramanga · Lillian · SlowSong · Oliverpants · Ade_Osman · prabhusinha · EAS · Eviscera · jaktis · andymark · lianna · MalcolmS · Stace · gingerdelight · bricurtis · BeiK · steve138smith · gary_d · mikesmith · DannoM · goso · dmhuynh72 · bromley-smith · maratsuikka · pascalg · Maiwand · Glostopcat · Blenkinsopp · MickyMc · TonyWatson · FeatherFriend · imagio · Canadiann · accipiter · metro074 · Yogendra · ChazB · GillyB · viscostatic · TerryMcK · SandraKay · MickS · bagman ·
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cantona43
cantona43 Plus Member 9920 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 12:11 AM

this is superb Jenn, outstanding detail and colour
Neil

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LexEquine
LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 12:13 AM

WoW, Jenn, You just posted next to my Bee post. This is a superb capture of the Spotted Skimmer with fine color & details. Impressive work with the D300 & Tamron 180 Lens. Regards...Peter

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TyChee
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21 Jun 2010 - 12:24 AM

Wow! This looks amazing!
Ty

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 12:26 AM

Good morning, Jenn,
What a fabulous macro shot you are providing for us today...... by landing on the poppy seed head, I'm wondering what he hopes to obtain from this particular pit stop other than a brief rest!
Regards, Ronnie.

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21 Jun 2010 - 12:37 AM

Fabulous Jenn! I don't know how you do it! Patti

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torres99
torres99  6119 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 12:47 AM

stunning Detail.

Regards

Carl

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morpheus1955
21 Jun 2010 - 1:01 AM

Good morning Jenn, WOW what a superb shot, amazing detail, superbly captured.

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rpba18205
rpba18205  5 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 1:38 AM

Absolutely superb.
Rob.

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photophantom
21 Jun 2010 - 1:46 AM

a winner Jenn
Dennis

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Evgenya
Evgenya  5 Russian Federation
21 Jun 2010 - 2:21 AM

Good morning, Jenn, outstanding detail and colour.
Regards Evgenya

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marriedandhappy

fantastic clear shot

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 5:23 AM

What a fantastic capture, Jenn, superb detail, a most obliging dragonfly! Carol

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dawnmichelle
21 Jun 2010 - 6:25 AM

outstanding shot Jennnn

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MartinAgius
21 Jun 2010 - 6:26 AM

Good pic

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brownsilent
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21 Jun 2010 - 6:40 AM

Obviously she needs some dope.... Excellent clarity and detail,
Johanna

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Adderwatcher
21 Jun 2010 - 7:45 AM

Superb! The detail is fantastic.
Scott

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Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
21 Jun 2010 - 7:52 AM

Absolute TOP 10/10
cor

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MikeRC
MikeRC Plus Member 103538 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2010 - 7:58 AM

Jeez....that's brilliant....and LARGE is just...WOW !!!
.....Mike

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21 Jun 2010 - 8:05 AM

Superb,
Alan

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 8:24 AM

pin sharp

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Mynett
Mynett Plus Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 8:53 AM

gosh almost as big as a bird..... this is one beauty Jenn, we do not see them that big here....

Linda

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 9:10 AM

Superb composition with amazing detail.


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ChrisWallace
21 Jun 2010 - 9:30 AM

Well captured image Jennn, nice setting, colour and detail yet again
Chris

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barbarahirst
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21 Jun 2010 - 10:17 AM

top of the class for you with this one

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 11:03 AM

Excellent macro shot with BIG Eyes,very well taken.
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PauloNascimentoPhotography

Wow superb macro work!
Paulo

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Joline
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21 Jun 2010 - 12:14 PM

You need the patience of Job to catch these still for a moment! What a fine specimen.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 12:23 PM

Excellent capture!
Kaleena

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AnneWorner
21 Jun 2010 - 12:59 PM

A truly enviable shot Jennn!!!
Anne

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
21 Jun 2010 - 1:43 PM

Superb detail in here Jenn.
Cheers
Alan

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LynneJoyce
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21 Jun 2010 - 1:46 PM

WOW!!!

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tmann
tmann  10 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 1:57 PM

your photos have the most incredible lighting and detail
simply amazing!!!

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SoulOfNature
21 Jun 2010 - 3:02 PM

Another WOW from here too , great shot !!!

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Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 3:32 PM

Jenn..... this is one stunning image. And with your own unique style too. It is so, so lovely.

Sue

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21 Jun 2010 - 3:37 PM

Fabulous details and composition.

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Lillian
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21 Jun 2010 - 3:48 PM

Stunning macro! perfectly captured
Lillian

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SlowSong
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21 Jun 2010 - 3:48 PM

Fantastic capture. Such detail and clarity.
Chris

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Oliverpants
21 Jun 2010 - 3:50 PM

What a beauty and great processing work. Ann

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21 Jun 2010 - 4:21 PM

Top quality Jenn, sorry I haven't been commenting, been busy with other things, but I'm sure you'll understand......Ade x

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21 Jun 2010 - 4:34 PM

A real choice for award

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81110 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 6:24 PM

Its on the right plant Jenn Wink

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21 Jun 2010 - 6:34 PM

A cracker

Peter

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andymark
andymark  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 6:40 PM

that is just stunning

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21 Jun 2010 - 6:53 PM

Superb details Jenn, love the highlight on his eye

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lianna
lianna  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 6:53 PM

a superb capture, well done on the two UA's too x x

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Stace  7 England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2010 - 7:44 PM

Excellent

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gingerdelight
21 Jun 2010 - 8:11 PM

An amazing close up Jenn, well captured indeed!
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21 Jun 2010 - 8:35 PM

A beauty Jennnn - love the poppy head perch.
Brian.

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BeiK
BeiK  9 Scotland
21 Jun 2010 - 8:54 PM

Brilliant, a perfect shot...it really deserves a chance among the "distinguished" awards, yeh. ( ...and I don't mean my "user award " is one of them....)
Bitte

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21 Jun 2010 - 9:58 PM

This is superb Jennnn. - gary

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22 Jun 2010 - 1:30 AM

A terrific macro Jenn...Bill

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maratsuikka
22 Jun 2010 - 5:05 PM

F
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pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
22 Jun 2010 - 6:26 PM

spot on !
impressive capture..;

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Maiwand
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22 Jun 2010 - 6:32 PM

Beautiful. Sorry to take so long to find it.
Ron

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22 Jun 2010 - 9:13 PM

A brilliant piece of macrowork Jennn, the detail, clarity and composition are outstanding

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2010 - 10:54 PM

Excellent
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TonyWatson
23 Jun 2010 - 2:57 AM

Wonderful Macro, Excellent.
Tony

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FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 12:52 PM

A stunner Jenn, congrats on the well deserved awards,
Geoff.

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Canadiann  5 Canada2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2010 - 11:01 PM

Breath taking Jenn, no words at the moment LOL that is not like me. Fantastic piece you are so talented. Congratulations well deserved.
Regards
Ann

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24 Jun 2010 - 8:29 AM

Outstanding! A

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2 Jul 2010 - 9:16 AM

Stunning ..... wonderful detail!

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viscostatic
13 Jul 2010 - 3:18 PM

Great macro photography.

Phil.

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