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An awful background, for which I apologise, but this beautiful chaser would not land on anything high up, and I had to be content with what I could get.

Thanks to Matt for the correct ID Smile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:female red-veined darter
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:6 Jun 2012 - 5:22 AM
Tags:Chaser, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Dragonfly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 - 5:39 AM

Good morning Carol,
I think she's beautiful! Lovely gold colour hum?
Nice specimen. IB

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 5:44 AM

Fantastically detailed wings.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 6:39 AM

BG doesn't really detract from the images Carol, still stunning.

Andy

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 6:49 AM

Two splendid shots an I love the background, it gives context.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 6:51 AM

he is a beauty ... and those wings really are wonderful

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:10 AM

two stunning detailed captures carol has to be half a vote each today can't split these two nice ones Wink
andy

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:19 AM

Beautiful detail in the wings. Not bothered much by the background - dof is good, and the dragonfly is nicely separated - and it's in situ, so...

Anne

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:46 AM

And I 'd say that what you've had is brilliant
NettaSmile

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digital_boi
6 Jun 2012 - 7:46 AM

fine detail in the wings Carol nice capture

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
6 Jun 2012 - 7:59 AM

They have to be close to your best ever.

Len

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 8:29 AM


Quote: Beautiful detail in the wings. Not bothered much by the background - dof is good, and the dragonfly is nicely separated - and it's in situ, so...

Anne

Hear hear.
Two lovely captures Carol.

B.

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101352 forum postsexposure vcard England
6 Jun 2012 - 8:31 AM

Lovely Chaser detail, & tones Carol
Pauline.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 8:36 AM

Love the facial expression.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 8:45 AM

Well capturedGrinGrin Carole

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 8:51 AM

Version two for me just, I think it shows all that lovely detail in the wings off a little more.

Best Matt

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 9:36 AM

Despite it's reluctance to play ball, you have still managed two fine detailed shots, Carol: I'd have been pleased with either of them.
Ronnie.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 9:36 AM

Excellent and fantastic captures,Carol,well done,
saeid

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
6 Jun 2012 - 9:38 AM

Great captured despite the background

Peter

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sludge1969
6 Jun 2012 - 9:43 AM

Fantastic shot well done Wink

Brent.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41044 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 10:00 AM

Maybe not the perfect background, Carol, but it's well out of focus and you've manipulated it well. The shape of the insect in v1 is excellent, which just tips it for me. Two fine captures.

Dave

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64428 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 10:01 AM

Getting the shot is the main thing. What a beauty.
Chris

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 - 10:16 AM

Terrific macro. Beautiful DoF. I can't fault the bg – it's great (the 'way it is').
Pleased to be vote #30.

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achieverswales
6 Jun 2012 - 10:32 AM

I would be pleased with both Carol, V2 for me.

Regards

Trev.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 10:54 AM

Great shots, love the eyes, so shinyGrin I dont mind the bgGrin
Diane

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7431 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1015 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 11:08 AM

V1 particularly pleasing. The chaser just fits so nicely into the frame.
Moira

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TonyDy
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6 Jun 2012 - 11:28 AM

Great shots, Carol - wildlife rarely does what we want it to do, does it?
Tony

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 12:27 PM

Snap!!! But I like your POV of V1 better than mine. Focus is spot on on the head. Great stuff Carol. Paul

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moiral
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6 Jun 2012 - 1:17 PM

2 nicely detailed close ups Carol. Moira

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Lillian
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6 Jun 2012 - 1:22 PM

Beautifully captured Carol
Lillian

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 2:41 PM

There's nowt wrong with the background, Carol, it shows it's environment Wink Two cracking close-ups, you should be proud of these Smile
Trev Smile

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AnnChown
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6 Jun 2012 - 3:08 PM

Fabulous details Carol!
Ann

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 3:13 PM

Lovely images. Nice detail n colour.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 3:17 PM

What, you got them all so well trained and this one didn't want to oblige? WinkWinkWinkWink
excellent capture, to good to be missed indeed

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Adderwatcher
6 Jun 2012 - 5:23 PM

Fantastic pair of captures Carol!!
Scott

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 5:33 PM

Great detail. Very well caught.

Gerry

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 6:34 PM

Brilliant set Carol,great detail and colour..Lin

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hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 6:55 PM

Two stunning shots love the detail and sharpness
mike

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:12 PM


Quote: Maybe not the perfect background, Carol, but it's well out of focus and you've manipulated it well. The shape of the insect in v1 is excellent, which just tips it for me. Two fine captures.

Dave

have to agree with Dave, great duo

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42315 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
6 Jun 2012 - 7:45 PM

We are never satisfied Carol - but good background or not it works for me! Lou

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 10259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 7:55 PM

Not a Broad-bodied chaser Carol. I think its a female Red-veined Darter.

Nice point of view in both shots.

Regards
Matt

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6 Jun 2012 - 8:30 PM

Two excellent images well captured Carol.
Gary

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 1:49 AM

A couple of beauts Carol - well done ...Bill

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JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 5:28 AM

You must be joking in saying you aplogise for the b/gs. in these fantastic images Carol, the rest of us would give an arm to get one such shot!
Rgds., Jim

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
7 Jun 2012 - 8:29 AM

Can be better. TOP *****
cor.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 4:15 PM

So close!! Well captured, Carol, and congrats on the GEA!

A Smile

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 4:50 PM

Awesome detail in these close ups Carol, glad to see that your work is finally being recognised in the form of a well deserved GEA. I think you'd better update the title or the Big O will be picking you up on that!Wink

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2012 - 6:51 PM

'Superb fine details, color, tones, & presentation on Both Macro's' ~ Peter

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