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A shot from Earlier in the year, in my experience Dragonflies pretty much hate each other most of the time lol, so it was amazing to see two different species (Four-spotted chaser and Emperor Dragonfly) on the same perch at the same time, Dragonflies appear to be creatures of habit and come back to the same perch over and over again, in the end I got them both in the same shot.
I used a 500mm + 1.4x, so was a long way away, I shot this in horizontal and have cropped a tiny bit from the top and bottom (and more from the sides).
Thanks for looking, cheersSmile

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Dragons
Username:SteveMackay SteveMackay
Uploaded:29 Nov 2013 - 10:33 PM
Tags:Dragonflies, Dragonfly, Wildlife / nature
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Voters:Badgerfred · jdenman · tonyng · annettep38 · Greyheron · cheesey · Mike_Young · Nigeve1 · Alan_Baseley · Chinga · GeorgePlatis · teocali · jrpics · debu · richmowil · Daisymaye · nobby1 · KarenFB · Ray12 · cabbie · colin beeley · Pete · TonyDy · AlexAppleby · bricurtis · ColleenA · mex · Maiwand · john_slevin · Niknut · Brian_Scott · fazzer · Cookie_Monster · oll1e · dark_lord · Allix · Armakk ·
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jdenman
jdenman  7 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 10:38 PM

Great capture

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 10:40 PM

perfect balance!

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cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 - 10:40 PM

Wonderful colours, light and detail. Great shot Smile.
cheesey.

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13278 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 10:43 PM

There be Dragons Steve … tis a magical world Wink Grin

Superb work…

Mike

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 10:46 PM

A truly amazing shot

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 - 11:06 PM

Beautiful shot....
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teocali Plus Member 7375 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 11:21 PM

Pure magic, Steve. Superb poses, detail and colours and bg tones to die for. Top class work.
Sylvia

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jrpics Plus Member 6jrpics vcard United Kingdom
29 Nov 2013 - 11:21 PM

Great macro capture.

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debu
debu  5 India
29 Nov 2013 - 11:23 PM

Superbly captured.
debu

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Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2013 - 1:39 AM

Superb detail. Excellent image.

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30 Nov 2013 - 10:59 AM

Excellent shot, Steve.
Tony

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bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2013 - 11:07 AM

This is a bit good Steve.Smile
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ColleenA
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30 Nov 2013 - 12:07 PM

What an amazing find...a great capture

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2013 - 4:39 PM

Awesome shot Steve. A closeup of this quality and using a 500 mm is breathtaking.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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oll1e Plus Member 857 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 6:46 PM

No hesitation in giving my award for this outstanding image Wink

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SteveMackay
6 Dec 2013 - 5:42 AM

Thanks for comments all, it's really appreciated!Smile

With a special thanks to Mike, Sylvia, Jacqui, Cheesey and oll1e for your UA's, really generous, cheers!SmileSmileSmile

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