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I went on a damsel/chaser hunt yesterday, but didn't find much, and the damsels I did spot insisted on loitering in shady areas, making it virtually impossible for me to capture any half-decent images.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:dainty damsel
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:8 Jul 2013 - 5:35 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Damselfly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:79
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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 5:52 AM

They are more than half decent Carol! Two lovely images of this beautiful damselfly, love the silhouette effect in v2 it really shows off how hairy his legs are!! Super shots.

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Chinga
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8 Jul 2013 - 5:53 AM

What can I say Carol? You have put a huge smile on my face with this amazing (Green) damsel! She shines like an emerald! Beautiful shot...
Have a lovely day,
Isabel

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Daisymaye
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8 Jul 2013 - 6:09 AM

V1 is very nice Carol.......Sandy

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Ray12
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8 Jul 2013 - 6:18 AM

A really beautiful set of images Ray. I am not saying this works all the time but I have found if you find out where they are flying try placing long sticks/bean poles in the ground in that area, some times they will use the stick as a vantage point.. sitting on the side or top. Grin

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jaktis
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:06 AM

Lovely capture

Peter

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WhiteRose1
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:09 AM

Aha.. tricks (or should that be sticks) of the trade Smile I shall remember Ray's advice. Smile A lovely iridescent green, Carol, and it fills the frame well in v1.

Dave

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ColleenA
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:24 AM

Wow Carol....2 superb images, well captured

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SlowSong
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:34 AM

A rather sulty and mysterious damsel in V2. I like it.
x

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LynneJoyce
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:34 AM

Two different but both super shots

You get some great ideas here but adding extra long bean poles to my camera kit will guarantee even more strange looks from the unenlightened British public! I think I'll just leave damsel fly shots to others!f

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 8 Jul 2013 - 7:34 AM

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:35 AM

They just get better!

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barbarahirst
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:45 AM

V 2 really is special.....

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DicksPics
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:53 AM

Two super images, Carol!
So well detailed!

Richard

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fentiger
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:56 AM

Two fine images but I prefer No. 1.

Albert

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mossy
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8 Jul 2013 - 8:09 AM

Well photographed Carol.

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RonnieAG
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8 Jul 2013 - 8:31 AM

I would call V 1 esp. rather better than 'half decent', Carol: excelent detail and iridescent greens captured.
Ronnie.

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Caziwinkles
8 Jul 2013 - 8:32 AM

Fabulous Carol - love the iridescent colours. Smile

Carol

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Badgerfred
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8 Jul 2013 - 8:35 AM

V1 for me Carol, a fine capture,
Fred.

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Lillian
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8 Jul 2013 - 8:42 AM

Has to be the stunning shot of V1 for me
Lillian

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danbrann
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8 Jul 2013 - 8:47 AM

You certainly managed a half decent image with this one Carol.

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SUE118
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8 Jul 2013 - 9:24 AM

2 fantastic images and V2 is very scary. There are hundred's of these at Southampton Common.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good captures one and all, like them both for different reasons , hard to pick a fav so half each.

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TrevBatWCC
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8 Jul 2013 - 10:14 AM

A lovely lady she is too - even if she wasn't totally co-operative! Two good 'uns here, Carol, especially V1, my fave Wink
Trev Smile

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mrswoolybill
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V1 is beautifully judged and taken. I don't often want to fiddle with your composition, but could I suggest cropping a bit off the right, to take the diagonal of the stem up to the corner? The space on the right seems wasted and the left/centre of the frame heavy by comparison.
Moira

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digital_boi
8 Jul 2013 - 10:37 AM

has to be V1 for me today Carol fine work indeed

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Jekaro
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8 Jul 2013 - 10:37 AM

Two cracking shots, Carol, love the green colour and wing movement in V1.
Roy

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Norfolkboy
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8 Jul 2013 - 10:38 AM

A super capture of what looks to me to be an Emerald Damsel.
The stick trick is not so effective with damsels but a nailed on
certainty with dragonflies.
Colin

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maratsuikka
8 Jul 2013 - 10:49 AM

one of your VERY BEST

LOVE THE CAROLS....oops THE COLOURS

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Growmore
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8 Jul 2013 - 11:10 AM

Stunning beautiful V1 Carol, little bit too close for me the V2.
Gary

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ChiliMan
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8 Jul 2013 - 11:39 AM

Damsels loitering in shady areas? That'll teach you to try and get insects shots in Soho.

Wonderful shot you've got in V1, though, Carol Grin

And that's a good tactic with the bean poles!

Andrew Smile

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tomcat
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8 Jul 2013 - 12:08 PM

Afternoon Carol - justWink

V1 has turned out remarkably well, considering the conditions you were underSmile

+21C in the shade at work

Adrian

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lonely_oryx
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8 Jul 2013 - 12:09 PM

V2 is incredible

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Joline
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8 Jul 2013 - 12:21 PM

These are much better than "half decent"!
Quite a set I'd say.

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unicorn17
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8 Jul 2013 - 12:31 PM

Having a lunchtime look in ! love V2 and they are decent (not the X rated birds and bees thing !)Wink

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sable
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8 Jul 2013 - 1:04 PM

Two great images and I like them both xx

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TonyDy
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8 Jul 2013 - 1:50 PM

Lovely shot, Carol.
Tony

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LuDa
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8 Jul 2013 - 1:54 PM

Hi Carol v1 for me today, good capture
Best regards,
LuDa

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raygregson
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8 Jul 2013 - 3:36 PM

superb macro shots carol,love v1,excellent light and pin sharp.ray

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NDODS
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8 Jul 2013 - 3:43 PM

A wonderfully sharp and extremely colourful Damsel Fly. Version number one being the pick of the pair.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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FeatherFriend
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8 Jul 2013 - 4:19 PM

V1 for me Carol....re the composition ...... you have left space for the fly to look into which in my view is how it should be....if there was room in the frame a slight tilt of the canvas to put the perch in the RH corner would be preferable, just my personal thoughts though Wink
Geoff.

PS: ID: now made on my image today.

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GeorgePlatis
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8 Jul 2013 - 5:19 PM

Beautiful captures, Carol!
George

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marktc
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8 Jul 2013 - 5:20 PM

Two fabulous shots Carol, both excellent for different reasons... But it's v2 for me!

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8 Jul 2013 - 6:33 PM

v1 is stunning

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8 Jul 2013 - 6:35 PM

well captured Carol

Stace

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EileenH
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8 Jul 2013 - 7:12 PM

Great capture Smile


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8 Jul 2013 - 7:49 PM

Top class macro Carol.GrinGrin:
Ron

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8 Jul 2013 - 8:27 PM

wonderfully sharp pic.
V1 is lovely ....

Basith

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8 Jul 2013 - 8:52 PM

A beautiful specimen Carol - lovely colours.
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8 Jul 2013 - 9:09 PM

Are you trying to tell me that the damselflies did not co-operate and that they ignored your instructions, Carol? I can't believe it!

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DolphinLady
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8 Jul 2013 - 9:15 PM

Absolutely wonderful Carol.
V1 for me.....gorgeous.
Hilary...

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richmowil
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8 Jul 2013 - 9:15 PM

2 tremendous images!! Great detail!!

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8 Jul 2013 - 9:18 PM

Well done Carol, V1 really nice detail and excellent colour.
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Irishkate
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8 Jul 2013 - 9:36 PM

Well Carol we're learning a few new tricks here about how some images come about!
Gorgeous emerald damselfly!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Holmewood
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8 Jul 2013 - 11:30 PM

Great shots

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8 Jul 2013 - 11:36 PM

TWo brilliant shots Carol..Lin

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gallero
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10 Jul 2013 - 12:35 AM

Una gran captura.

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10 Jul 2013 - 6:14 AM

love the rally stripes.. don't know about stick tricks?

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13 Jul 2013 - 12:41 AM

Looks just like the emerald damselfly which i saw and photographed today at Coombe Hill nature reserve between Gloucester and Tewkesbury

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