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My attempts at catching dragonflies have not been very successful, so V.1 is one that I took a couple of years back. Versions 2 & 3 were taken last week. I have entitled it 'dragonfly', but would like to know its correct ID.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:somatochlora metallica
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:12 Jun 2009 - 5:55 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:109
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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2009 - 6:03 AM

Superb detailed images and fantastic colours, top shots, large is amazing. Gary

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JudeC
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12 Jun 2009 - 6:31 AM

Hi Carol - pin sharp - these little creatures are on my list of things to photograph - Jude.

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:05 AM

Great shots

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helenlinda
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12 Jun 2009 - 7:07 AM

3 cracking shots Carol. V3 is my favourite
Helen

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:15 AM

All 3 are just beautifully captured and presented.

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:15 AM

Lovely images Carol, very jealous...lol
Gill

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:15 AM

V1 is a real cracker

Peter

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cassiecat
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12 Jun 2009 - 7:16 AM

impressive, cant choose between v1 and v3.lesley

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cjl47
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12 Jun 2009 - 7:24 AM

Superb set Carol.
chris

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:25 AM

Fine shot.

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:29 AM

Three stunning macro shots,brilliant detail in them.

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sparrowhawk
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12 Jun 2009 - 7:30 AM

you are one very talented and clever lady these are wonderful shot

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fentiger
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12 Jun 2009 - 7:31 AM

Awesome detail in these captures Carol. Fine macro work.

Albert

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:34 AM

3 Amazing shots, so so crisp and so well detailed.
Scott

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madbilly
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12 Jun 2009 - 7:37 AM

Look at the detail in those wings, awesome ! I bow to the queen of the close ups. Nice set Carol

rgds

Bill

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Ade_Osman
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12 Jun 2009 - 7:47 AM

They're all great efforts Carol, incidently it's not a Dragonfly! It's a Common Darter. but I'm being pedantic and big-headed LOL

Ade

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12 Jun 2009 - 8:02 AM

very striking images so well done

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12 Jun 2009 - 8:04 AM

Terrific trio Carol - top shelf stuff.........Bill

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barbarahirst
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12 Jun 2009 - 8:18 AM

Pretty impressive Carol
You inspire me
I had some shop bought corriander yesterday with 3 teeny weeny insects on it...I immediately thought Carol would photo these
I tried.... no joy ...and they wernt moving
So all I am saying is ...you are a wonder

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12 Jun 2009 - 8:32 AM

This is excellent, I just can't do these shots

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GalleryGirl
12 Jun 2009 - 8:53 AM

3 super shot Carol. You are quite the little expert at these now.
Marilyn xx

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12 Jun 2009 - 9:10 AM

All three shots are excellent and brilliantly framed.
Graham

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nigele1
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12 Jun 2009 - 9:16 AM

These would make a great picture in a guide, you have all the features to help identification and a wonderful setting, in each case.

Nigel

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Rachel99
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12 Jun 2009 - 9:20 AM

I am totally in awe of your close-up work Carol. Every image is spectacular

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12 Jun 2009 - 9:45 AM

All three detailed images and fantastic colours Carol.

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12 Jun 2009 - 10:00 AM

A nice trio - v3 is the best one

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12 Jun 2009 - 11:01 AM

Lovely detailed shots Carol

Jon

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12 Jun 2009 - 11:03 AM

Superb captures Carol, excellent macro work. v1 and v3 are my picks
Steve

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12 Jun 2009 - 11:43 AM

What a dainty little thing, 3 great shots

Nicky

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12 Jun 2009 - 11:45 AM

They are all superb.
john

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danbrann
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12 Jun 2009 - 12:00 PM

If you aren't having much success with these heaven help the rest of us. They are fantastic Carol.

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gerrymac
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12 Jun 2009 - 12:34 PM

These must be your best yet Carol....i'm knocked out by the detail...superb job.......are you sure your still using that compact...
Gerry

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12 Jun 2009 - 12:46 PM

Wow. Great capture. Hawthorn

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12 Jun 2009 - 2:19 PM

Super trio. Sylvia

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12 Jun 2009 - 5:03 PM

V1 is a cracker Carol

Stace

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dmhuynh72
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12 Jun 2009 - 5:24 PM

excellent images Carol. Amazing lighting and detail in v1.
Have my user award for this week Carol.
have a great weekend.
Yung

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12 Jun 2009 - 6:17 PM

Stunning shot
dven

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:00 PM

Stunning images
Mikaela

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ChristineL
12 Jun 2009 - 7:29 PM

three super shots Carol,
Chris.

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dorset_mum
12 Jun 2009 - 7:43 PM

Great captures, lovely detail.
Jan

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12 Jun 2009 - 7:59 PM

Beautifully detailed images Carol, especially V2.
Have done a careful check and found a) this is totally the wrong colour for a common darter, which is distinctly reddish. b) a common darter IS a dragonfly anyway.
Looks very close to being a Brilliant Emerald (Somatochlora metallica) in many respects.
Andrew

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12 Jun 2009 - 8:45 PM

I know I'm repeating myself but I can't get over the amount of detail you show in theses bug's wings...just amazing.
Jann
xxx

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videotec
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12 Jun 2009 - 8:50 PM

Amazing Macro Shots Carol V2 imo is best, but all great captures
Pete

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maratsuikka
12 Jun 2009 - 8:56 PM

FANTASTIC,CONGRATS ON UA

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12 Jun 2009 - 9:38 PM

Fantastic macro, stunning detail, awesome shots Carol.
betts

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12 Jun 2009 - 9:38 PM

brilliant simply brilliant.ray

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12 Jun 2009 - 9:55 PM

Beautiful details and tones Carol.
Pauline.

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12 Jun 2009 - 9:57 PM

fantastic set unbelievable detail

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teocali
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12 Jun 2009 - 10:10 PM

Three superb close-up captures Carol. Love all three but I think V1 has the edge for me as the composition is very attractive.
Sylvia

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12 Jun 2009 - 10:27 PM

Just sneaked back for another look at these....amazing detail....cant vote again ..sorry
Gerry

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12 Jun 2009 - 10:29 PM

Three fantastic close-ups, Carol, I think V.2 and 3 are superb.
Derek

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12 Jun 2009 - 10:38 PM

Stunning set of macro's Beautiful colours and superb razor sharp detail.
Steve.

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12 Jun 2009 - 10:46 PM

3 terrific shots here Carol, awesome detail, very impressed with your skill and of course the little magic box knocks me out Wink
Geoff.

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13 Jun 2009 - 12:10 AM

Superb set of macros Carol!! V3 is a cracking shot. V1 love the Pov.

Lynton

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13 Jun 2009 - 12:22 AM

A marvellous set of macro shots Carol, each one fully deserves an upload in its own right.

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13 Jun 2009 - 3:58 AM

all WINNERS

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13 Jun 2009 - 9:21 AM

Fabulous.
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13 Jun 2009 - 10:18 AM

Lovely trio - well captured with some fine detail - Ina

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13 Jun 2009 - 12:07 PM

I don't know how you get them to stay still long enough to focus. I like the way V1 is clinging to that stalk.

Phil.

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13 Jun 2009 - 12:21 PM

You have three top shots of the Dragonfly there...Fantastic detail and the colours are superb...

Don

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13 Jun 2009 - 6:51 PM

Superb captures but V1 takes the cake...wow...

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13 Jun 2009 - 6:52 PM

WOW These are amazing! V1 esp.

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13 Jun 2009 - 9:05 PM

Three fabulous images, v1 is my favourite, outstanding.

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14 Jun 2009 - 11:35 AM

superb images, lovely light
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15 Jun 2009 - 12:38 AM

I very much like no two Carol for the detail is amazing,,

Aidan,,

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15 Jun 2009 - 2:16 PM

Three Fantastic shots Carol - can I feel another stunning monthly montage of insects? - I certainly hope so - Elizabeth

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17 Jun 2009 - 9:45 AM

V1 is the classical pose, but I like V2 best. Once more - great shots,
Johanna

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