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I spent a while yesterday chasing tens of these dragons around, all were very un-cooperative, here are a couple of grab shots I managed.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:chasing darters
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:22 Jul 2013 - 6:22 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Darter, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:70
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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2013 - 6:24 AM

Morning photo neighbour!
great two shots
both equally stunning Carol
Lillian

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LuDa
LuDa  1 United States
22 Jul 2013 - 6:33 AM

Hi Carol, great set, but my preference V2SmileSmileSmile
Warm regards,
LuDa

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LynneJoyce
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22 Jul 2013 - 6:42 AM

Wow Carol some of your best work here.

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andylea
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22 Jul 2013 - 6:55 AM

fantastic detail carol brilliant light and colour v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
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WhiteRose1
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22 Jul 2013 - 7:21 AM

Well chaste, Carol GrinGrin

Dave

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ColleenA
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22 Jul 2013 - 7:23 AM

Well done Carol...would love to have seen you running around after themGrinGrinGrin both excellent images, well captured

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22 Jul 2013 - 7:33 AM

Stunning detail.

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RonnieAG
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22 Jul 2013 - 7:52 AM

For grab shots they are remarkably good, Carol, esp. V 1.
Ronnie.

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barbarahirst
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22 Jul 2013 - 7:56 AM

Strange critter..
2 beauties here

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Badgerfred
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22 Jul 2013 - 7:56 AM

Fine captures Carol, V1 preferred,
Fred.

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NDODS
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22 Jul 2013 - 8:11 AM

Two superbly good images Carol, sharp as a tack and so very beautiful...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
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22 Jul 2013 - 8:40 AM

Two excellent images with great detail and colour, Carol!!

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sparrowhawk
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22 Jul 2013 - 8:55 AM

2 beauties Carol

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Ade_Osman
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22 Jul 2013 - 9:41 AM

bang on Carol, v1 is the clincher....

Ade

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CaroleS
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22 Jul 2013 - 9:46 AM

Two very good shots CarolSmile

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Caziwinkles
22 Jul 2013 - 10:05 AM

Beauties - both images Carol. Well worth the chase! Smile

Carol

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Irishkate
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22 Jul 2013 - 10:24 AM

They look good to me Carol with good dark b/g and perches.
Bags of detail too.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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marktc
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22 Jul 2013 - 10:45 AM

I don't know about chasing them but you've certainly captured them well... Nice pair of images with V1 my clear favourite

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digital_boi
22 Jul 2013 - 10:45 AM

has to be V1 Carol the colours of the background set it off so very well nice work

G

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 - 10:50 AM

Beauty

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TonyDy
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22 Jul 2013 - 10:59 AM

Great shots, Carol - are you sure they are not Darting Chasers???WinkGrin
Tony

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danbrann
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22 Jul 2013 - 11:35 AM

You did well to catch them Carol. excellent once again.

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Stace
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22 Jul 2013 - 12:03 PM

well captured Carol

Stace

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Daisymaye
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22 Jul 2013 - 12:41 PM

Excellent captures Carol.......Sandy

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Jul 2013 - 12:42 PM

Two fine 'grab' shots, Carol, but V1 just has to be the winner Smile
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Mrsbass
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22 Jul 2013 - 1:08 PM

Wow Carol - two very fine shots indeed - I only managed to glimpse them at the weekend and didn't get a shot at all. Brilliant.

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Quoise
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22 Jul 2013 - 1:20 PM

2 Excellent shots!

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Growmore
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22 Jul 2013 - 1:25 PM

Superb Carol two well detailed captures.
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AnnChown
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22 Jul 2013 - 2:19 PM

v1 my favourite here Carol - well done for persevering! It can't be easy.
Ann

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tomcat
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22 Jul 2013 - 3:18 PM

Afternoon Carol
When I read the title, I thought you were in Blackpool, acting like a dart groupieWink

+33C in the shade at the moment and extremely oppressive

To hot for chasing DF's aroundGrin

Adrian

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ChristineD
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22 Jul 2013 - 3:24 PM

fantastic detail light and colour

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cjl47
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22 Jul 2013 - 4:24 PM

Always reminds me of a late 1950's tv series called "Whirleybirds" about Bell helicopter pilots.
Really showing me age. lol.
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SUE118
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22 Jul 2013 - 4:43 PM

Well done for getting these two shot's. They also fly off when I appear although I did get a shot leaning over the Boating Lake with the male swan hissing at me and me nearly falling in. Now that would have been a site to see.SmileSmile

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22 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

Fantastic detail, Carol!

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Hermanus
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22 Jul 2013 - 5:05 PM

Absolute beauties these Carol !! Very well done Smile

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22 Jul 2013 - 6:03 PM

A cracker

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EileenH
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22 Jul 2013 - 6:17 PM

Two great captures Smile

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Alan_Baseley
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22 Jul 2013 - 6:24 PM

2 beauties Carol, with V1 slightly edging it,
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22 Jul 2013 - 7:55 PM

Brilliant Carol SmileSmile
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bricurtis
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22 Jul 2013 - 7:56 PM

Has to be V1 for me Carol.
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22 Jul 2013 - 8:39 PM

Splendid duo Carol

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maratsuikka
22 Jul 2013 - 10:21 PM


Quote: Wow Carol some of your best work here.

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PaulLiley
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22 Jul 2013 - 10:55 PM

excellent capture. timing is everything. thats here. paul

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Bravdo
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23 Jul 2013 - 1:52 AM

2 great captures, has to be V1 for me, again great macro work.

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23 Jul 2013 - 2:40 AM

Maravillosa captura.

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24 Jul 2013 - 5:01 AM

What a gourgeous creature!
Amazing time to get her on that pose Carol! WOW!
IB

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annettep38
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25 Jul 2013 - 3:04 PM

excellent shiny golden colour and perfect DOF. A shame we don't get these here

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25 Jul 2013 - 9:59 PM

Two top shots Carol it looks like your perseverance paid off. It was difficult nailing the dragonflies at Woorgreens reserve in the Forest of Dean with Gary Durbin yesterday

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