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I went into the meadow very early one morning last week, and spotted this dragonfly warming its wings in the first rays of sunshine.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:early morning beauty
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:23 Sep 2013 - 5:45 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Dragonfly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:82
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 5:52 AM

One dragonfly in a whole field and you spot it, Carol.
Well done.
Another great image.
(I'm going to get a rubber stamp made of that remark for you).

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Mollycat
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23 Sep 2013 - 6:03 AM

Beautiful detail. As Peter says another great image.

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BURNSIE
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23 Sep 2013 - 6:34 AM

Great close up, lovely captures.
Kindest Regards
Burnsie

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fificat100
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23 Sep 2013 - 6:37 AM

Another real beauty, well captured again, Carol Smile

Lavina

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ColleenA
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23 Sep 2013 - 6:45 AM

What a great find Carol, love the blue sky as bg....great set as usual

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LynneJoyce
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23 Sep 2013 - 6:53 AM

Superb series.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 6:58 AM

I love the way we can see it's looking down at you! Smile

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HarrietH
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23 Sep 2013 - 7:02 AM

Absolutely stunning.

Harriet

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
23 Sep 2013 - 7:12 AM

I think this bug's beauty went to his head Smile Three super images Carol - amazing detail on its head !

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Caziwinkles
23 Sep 2013 - 7:12 AM

He looks fab against the blue sky. Great find. Smile

Carol

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Nikonuser1
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23 Sep 2013 - 7:33 AM

Great capture, well spottedSmile


Cliff

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fentiger
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23 Sep 2013 - 7:43 AM

Excellent macro photography and No. 1 is a definite winner.

Albert

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barbarahirst
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23 Sep 2013 - 7:59 AM

love that wonky wing

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 8:06 AM

Excellent clarity, Carol. This one must be called 'stumpy' GrinGrin

Dave

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Alan_Baseley
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23 Sep 2013 - 8:07 AM

Great capture Carol,
Alan

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digital_boi
23 Sep 2013 - 8:10 AM

fine full frame in v1 which is no 1 for me today Carol

Graham GrinGrinGrin

Happy New Week

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viscostatic
23 Sep 2013 - 8:22 AM

Excellent Carol. Well worth the early start.

Phil.

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DicksPics
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23 Sep 2013 - 8:24 AM

Wonderful macro work, Carol.
Such fine detail.

Richard

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 - 8:52 AM

Fantastic pov, Carol.

P.

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danbrann
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23 Sep 2013 - 9:40 AM

It gets extremely difficult to think of something different to say about your images every day. V1 is absolutely outstanding.

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
23 Sep 2013 - 9:41 AM

Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!
JNC

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 9:44 AM

You never fail Carol.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 432 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Sep 2013 - 9:44 AM

Well captured CarolSmile

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richmowil
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23 Sep 2013 - 9:54 AM

Excellent viewpoints in these fine images Carol!!

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rontear
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23 Sep 2013 - 10:03 AM

A beauty Carol !! sharp where it matters.
Ron

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Irishkate
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23 Sep 2013 - 10:42 AM

Going to the meadow & going to the beach sounds lovely - most of us do this on holiday only!
Glad you found this lovely dragon fly against that perfect sky.
The eye detail is stunning.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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23 Sep 2013 - 11:06 AM

Great set, Carol.
Tony

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Ray12
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23 Sep 2013 - 11:26 AM

Brilliant set Grin
Ray

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achieverswales
23 Sep 2013 - 11:32 AM

Wonderful set with V3 showing the four wing spread, excellent macro captures again Carol.

Regards

Trev.

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lonely_oryx
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23 Sep 2013 - 11:59 AM

The early morning light is bringing the best out of the dragonfly

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Chinga
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23 Sep 2013 - 12:25 PM

That's the best looking helicopter I have ever seen Carol!
Specatcular insect and poses! Brava! Grin
IB

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TrevBatWCC
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23 Sep 2013 - 12:40 PM

A real cracking set here, Carol, showing how delicate those wings look. I do envy you being able to get images like this. Just superb, and I'm afraid I'm just going to have to part with my UA on this set...Wink
Trev Smile

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 - 1:16 PM

Great set Smile

Eileen

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Daisymaye
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23 Sep 2013 - 1:22 PM

three super shots with great light......Sandy

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GeorgePlatis
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23 Sep 2013 - 1:32 PM

Excellent captures, especially V1!
George

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basith
basith  1 Sri Lanka
23 Sep 2013 - 3:35 PM

Excellent shot and lovely background..
My vote goes to V1 today.

Basith

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ali63
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23 Sep 2013 - 3:55 PM

Carol this is superb SmileSmileSmile

Ali

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23 Sep 2013 - 4:19 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured set of macro photographs with great detail and colour throughout Carol. Image one being a belter.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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23 Sep 2013 - 4:38 PM

You are featured e2 piccy at the moment Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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23 Sep 2013 - 5:41 PM

superb set !!!

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SlowSong
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23 Sep 2013 - 5:44 PM

This reminds me of one of those huge sculptures you see in parks these days. Lovely sharp shots.
x

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AlexAppleby
23 Sep 2013 - 6:00 PM

Excellent shot and the blue background is wonderful - so nice to see a different perspective. You said something about having a point and shoot, but you are doing better than a lot of us with much better cameras!

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dmhuynh72
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23 Sep 2013 - 6:22 PM

brilliant capture carol.
regards
Yung

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23 Sep 2013 - 6:31 PM

I love your captures against the sky. Great macro as usual, Carol.
Effrossini

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23 Sep 2013 - 6:46 PM

I like the clean sky backgrounds of Vs 1 and 2, but think V3 is quite amusing, as if it is smiling and trying to hide behind the branchSmile.

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23 Sep 2013 - 7:15 PM

Beautiful & amazing shots

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1881  2 India
23 Sep 2013 - 7:23 PM

WONDERFUL,,,,,,,,,,,,,


SANJEEV

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23 Sep 2013 - 8:08 PM

A real cracker

Peter

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marktc
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23 Sep 2013 - 10:17 PM

WOW... such a terrific set here Carol. Superb

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unicorn17  5 Scotland
23 Sep 2013 - 10:25 PM

Well spotted ! (just back from warm Sunny Spain and its sunny here too !)

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24 Sep 2013 - 3:28 AM

Wonderful early light in the bg, Carol.
-=\Walter

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24 Sep 2013 - 7:55 AM

Phenomenal shots. The detail and colour (especially on the eye!!) are mindblowing, Carol. Well DONE on these.

And with that blue sky in the background...WOWwww...

Andrew

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25 Sep 2013 - 12:51 AM

How amazing with that blue sky in the background!

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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2013 - 8:24 AM

Wow amazing. Love the POV. paul

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29 Sep 2013 - 7:06 PM

An outstanding set of macros Carol, such wonderful clarity and details. The Big O will have to raise his game when he uploads again!Wink

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