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I managed to snap my first damsel of the new year last week, sunning herself over the pond.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:first damsel
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:27 Feb 2014 - 5:45 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Damselfly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65
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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 6:16 AM

You must have the patience of a saint to capture these Carol because over here they never stay still long enough. Fine captures
Rob

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 6109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 6:35 AM

Damsels....we're still trying to clear the polar bears off the lawn....GrinGrin

3 lovely shots Carol, as Rob says, patience of a saint.

Andy

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 6:40 AM

3 gems Carol I do wish I had the ability (and opportunity) to do this sort of photography!

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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2251 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 6:56 AM

Superb photography and well spotted, you must have eagle eyes, the damsel is so well camouflaged.

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SUE118
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27 Feb 2014 - 7:17 AM

A delightful capture. Smile

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 7:27 AM

Good macro images ~ it will be some weeks before we see them.

Albert

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 7:32 AM

brilliant detail carol wonderful light v1 for me today love the comp a beauty nice one Wink
andy

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Nikonuser1
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27 Feb 2014 - 7:36 AM

Super Carol, great lightSmile

Cliff

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prabhusinha
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27 Feb 2014 - 7:39 AM

Must be in Celibacy , yet to become colorful.

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pink
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27 Feb 2014 - 7:39 AM

whats sunshine?

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Badgerfred
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27 Feb 2014 - 8:07 AM

Excellent set Carol,
Fred.

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kuvailija
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27 Feb 2014 - 8:08 AM

These are Super , Super, Super images , Carol. I love especially V2. The composition , detail colours and bokeh (the so called C.bokeh) are perfect.- One of your alltime bests Carol ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 8:11 AM

3 beauties

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LynneJoyce
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27 Feb 2014 - 8:18 AM

What a welcome sight Carol. Love those eyes.

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Caziwinkles
27 Feb 2014 - 8:40 AM

Such amazing shots Carol - you must have an inner radar that helps you suss these creatures out - I would never even see them! Smile

Carol

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AnneB50
AnneB50  2117 forum posts Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 8:45 AM

3 great images Carol, well spotted against the background. You're a good few weeks ahead of us although there have bed signs if spring these last few days.

Anne

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ddolfelin
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27 Feb 2014 - 8:56 AM

So far we've had one moth but it was trying to get into the Sun Room towards the lighting.
None of your exotica yet, Carol.
Good pics as always.

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Mollycat
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27 Feb 2014 - 9:07 AM

Excellent use of light, especially on the eyes in V3. Superb pictures Carol.
Peter.

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NDODS
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27 Feb 2014 - 9:37 AM

A sure sign that Spring is hear. The delightful capture number one being the pick of the crop Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 9:56 AM

V1 is especially good.
Well done.

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sparrowhawk
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27 Feb 2014 - 10:13 AM

superb

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Mike_Young
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27 Feb 2014 - 10:46 AM

Three cracking shots Carol, I envy the fact that you get these so much earlier than we do Smile

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TonyDy
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27 Feb 2014 - 10:57 AM

Great set, Carol.
Tony

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digital_boi
27 Feb 2014 - 11:05 AM

V1 by a nose or maybe a mooses ear

Graham

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ali63
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27 Feb 2014 - 11:30 AM

Excellent detail Carol,

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EMJAYCEE
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27 Feb 2014 - 12:03 PM

V3 gets my attention today Carol.Smile
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ChristineD
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27 Feb 2014 - 12:08 PM

3 lovely shots, spring is on the way

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viscostatic
27 Feb 2014 - 12:29 PM

Beautiful images Carol. The damsels here are only about 3 months away.

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TrevBatWCC
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27 Feb 2014 - 1:19 PM

Thank goodness for your good eyesight, Carol, in spotting these and sharing with us Wink A very fine trio of images Smile
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RonnieAG
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27 Feb 2014 - 1:44 PM

It's a wonder you managed to spot this damsel fly, Carol, as it looks as if it would be well camouflaged amongst the dried stems and grasses.
3 fine captures, all in fine detail.
R.

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Mike_Smith
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27 Feb 2014 - 3:00 PM

Three cracking close ups Carol, i hope soon we get some here

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Irishkate
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27 Feb 2014 - 3:04 PM

It's the eyes which have it in these early captures of damselflies.
So glad you're enjoying a bit of sunshine - it's been peeping out here followed by a squall!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
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27 Feb 2014 - 3:44 PM

Crisp and sun-baked, Carol Smile

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 - 3:47 PM

Great set Smile

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GeorgePlatis
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27 Feb 2014 - 4:04 PM

Excellent captures of these always interesting insects in great poses, Carol ! I like the colours very much!
Regards,
George

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sweetpea62
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27 Feb 2014 - 4:05 PM

Superb detailed captures Carol..Lin

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Brian65
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27 Feb 2014 - 4:15 PM

The first of many I hope Carol, we are still going out with wet weather gear on.SadSadSadSad
Brian

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AnnChown
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27 Feb 2014 - 4:40 PM

A sure sign that winter's nearly over!

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evelen
evelen  10 England
27 Feb 2014 - 6:26 PM

excellent set of shots Carol.
eve.Smile

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pluckyfilly
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27 Feb 2014 - 7:04 PM

I was only thinking Damsel earlier today, bit early for us here but hope to get one later

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27 Feb 2014 - 7:21 PM

Super images Carol.

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27 Feb 2014 - 8:17 PM

Great captured

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28 Feb 2014 - 1:04 PM

Wonderful damsel...
IB

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 111548 forum postsdark_lord vcard England167 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 9:24 PM

Lovely captures. I bet you're glad to get out and get some new images.

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28 Feb 2014 - 10:17 PM

It will be another two and a half months at least before we see our early ones emerging, a top quality set indeed Carol

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4 Mar 2014 - 1:50 PM

they look pretty much like the damsels here, most of them are quite camouflage-coloured. very nice to see yours Smile

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