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A bright and sunny day at the weekend had me taking a trip to the local pond, where I was delighted to spot quite a number of these dragonflies, a real pleasure to see at this time of year.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:January delight
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:8 Jan 2013 - 6:22 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Close-up macro. wildlife, Dragonfly, General, Nature, Wildlife / nature
Votes:79
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 6:27 AM

Wow, thats a close up all right. Excellent shots Carol.

Andy

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  8 England
8 Jan 2013 - 6:44 AM

Fabulous Carol. No 2 is amazing.

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Jellyfire
Jellyfire  241 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 6:53 AM

Superb shots, they're beautiful little creatures and you've done them justice

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 6:53 AM

What can I say? V1 very very nice, v2 scary! Two great shots Carol!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 6:56 AM

Wow, lucky you. Both great but I love the detail of the compound eyes in V2.

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ugly
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8 Jan 2013 - 7:00 AM

V2 all the way for me today...
Great work carol...

Dave

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bobsblues
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8 Jan 2013 - 7:01 AM

Just love V2 Carol what super detail nice one .
RobSmile

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dven
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8 Jan 2013 - 7:02 AM

V2 is a superb macro

dven

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
8 Jan 2013 - 7:08 AM

Excellent photography Carol - as one would expect from one as skilled as you are Smile V2 is amazing. I saw a red one with red wings but my captures are so limited with what I have Smile

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 7:29 AM

Send some over here, you are blessed with so much wildlife. 2 superb shots esp V2. SmileSmileSmile

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fentiger
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8 Jan 2013 - 7:45 AM

Amazing detail in No. 2.

Albert

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tonyng
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8 Jan 2013 - 7:48 AM

Nice pair of images Carol.

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 8:06 AM

two wondeeful captures carol brilliant colours and tones fantastic detail v2 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 8:07 AM

What incredible detail
the wings in V1 really are wonderful

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CaroleS
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8 Jan 2013 - 8:10 AM

What a lovely find, well captured.
Carole

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AnnChown
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8 Jan 2013 - 8:20 AM

The detail in v2 is extraordinary Carol.
Ann

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Badgerfred
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8 Jan 2013 - 8:24 AM

Super images Carol, V1 a slight favourite,
Fred.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 8:29 AM

Great images,Carol,V2 is my favorite,very well done,
saeid

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emlad
emlad  5 England
8 Jan 2013 - 8:31 AM

good clean close up work

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User_Removed
8 Jan 2013 - 8:51 AM

Both are outstanding, excellent detailed captures.

Lucien.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32925 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:04 AM

Marvellous macro work Carol. Version two is rather exceptional.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
8 Jan 2013 - 9:04 AM

What a capture Carol. Plenty of details as usual. I like both of themSmileSmileSmile

Effrossini

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:08 AM

great shots carol, v1 has some nice detail, v2 excellent macro shot, well taken.
steve

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 - 9:29 AM

Both very detailed shots
Steve

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:30 AM

Lovely detail here Carol.

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sparrowhawk
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8 Jan 2013 - 9:36 AM

wow `1 wonderful shots especially v2

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WhiteRose1
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8 Jan 2013 - 9:44 AM

v2 is an excellent composition, Carol, with the wings framing the head, and oh so close detail.

Dave

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lonely_oryx
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8 Jan 2013 - 10:13 AM

V2 leaves me speechless - so close - so well done

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zazzycat
zazzycat  8 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 - 10:48 AM

Another fabulous image, Carol! I love the almost sepia tones, and the details and clairty, especially in the wings, is phenomenal! It's perhaps a tad too close to the left margin, but you could always stretch the background a bit farther off.

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danbrann
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8 Jan 2013 - 10:51 AM

Great detail and superb composition Carol.

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TonyDy
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8 Jan 2013 - 11:06 AM

Great shots, Carol - I think this is a Ruddy Darter.
Tony

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 12:23 PM

Got a number of shots of these while living out there. Miss the insect life SadSad Great macro work with excellent detail in both shots.
Paul

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prabhusinha
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8 Jan 2013 - 12:29 PM

V2 is stunning.

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Ade_Osman
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8 Jan 2013 - 12:29 PM

Dragons in January!......S'all right for some Wink

Ade

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achieverswales
8 Jan 2013 - 12:33 PM

Two extraordinary captures Carol, V2 is awesome macro work but V1 for full view my choice.

Regards

Trev.

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Joline
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8 Jan 2013 - 1:12 PM

Dragonflies in January!!!!!! That camera sure affords some fine macros.

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Growmore
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8 Jan 2013 - 1:29 PM

WOW Carol a stunning V1 and a scary up close macro in two.

Gary

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8 Jan 2013 - 1:55 PM

Remind me, what exactly does a bright, sunny day look like, Carol? Tongue Two super images. V1 is my special favourite.

Ann

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hasslebladuk
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8 Jan 2013 - 2:06 PM

Macro at its best
mike

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Bob_V
Bob_V  6 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 2:11 PM

Superb work V2 for me.
Bob

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ChiliMan
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8 Jan 2013 - 2:20 PM

Beautiful capture in V1, Carol, but V2 is incredible!! Wow...

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TrevBatWCC
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8 Jan 2013 - 2:38 PM

Two beauties here, Carol...especially V2, that really is a close-up! Wink
Trev Smile

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8 Jan 2013 - 5:15 PM

Lucky you getting out - it's been so cold here, and now finally we are going to get a whole lot of rain - it's thundering, lightning, and heavy downpour right now. Hope I get to keep my internet connection.

Wonderful detail here, especially in the wings.

Anne

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samarmishra
8 Jan 2013 - 5:55 PM

Carol, the V2 is really stunning one.. Excellent images..

Samar..

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 6:54 PM

'Super Lovely Macro's' ~ Peter

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8 Jan 2013 - 7:05 PM

Awesome detail in V2!!
Joan.

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8 Jan 2013 - 7:12 PM

V2 stunning details Carol. both excellent images..Lin

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tilneyg44
tilneyg44 Junior Member 6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 7:46 PM

Both brilliant shots Smile

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8 Jan 2013 - 7:52 PM

Definitely evenin' CarolSmile

DF's in January - what ever next?Wink

Another reasonable day +10C, but cloudy - been raining this eveningSad

Adrian

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8 Jan 2013 - 9:25 PM

Great close ups Carol.
Vanda

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Irishkate
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8 Jan 2013 - 10:16 PM

Glorious detail and an excellent macro.
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8 Jan 2013 - 10:17 PM

Carol, the detail on V2 is amazing.
-=\Walter

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8 Jan 2013 - 10:28 PM

JANUARY???
incredible... but obviously true and colourful. Excellent DOF in v1 and detail in v2 Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
9 Jan 2013 - 7:31 AM

Now your just showing off Carol, ha ha ha! bet V2. will make their eyes water after they have digested V1. well done Brilliant, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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10 Jan 2013 - 4:13 AM

A delight indeed Carol, V1 for me, V2 is a bit too close for comfort Smile
Rgds., Jim

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11 Jan 2013 - 11:08 PM

Two real stonkers Carol, the detail is incredible. I bet v2 made the Big O sit up and take notice!Wink
Quote: Dragons in January!......S'all right for some Wink

Ade

There be dragons in Brizzle too Mr O, I was at the museum yesterday afternoon after work, there was an exhibition on Chinese Dragons there as well at the Wildlife Photography exhibition which I went to see!Grin

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