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Good Morning to you all.

Firstly I wish to send you all a huge thank you for all the wonderful caring and supportive words which I have received throughout the week. Things have been tough but I am slowly getting through that dark period. In order to try and eradicate those negative thoughts I have been doing a spot of painting, "not decorating". I shall say no more about the piece until I upload it a little later during the week. For the time being you will have to put up with this little capture/creation I managed to do during a break from sleeping and painting.

I hope that you all have a great day ahead.

Regards Nathan

P.S. Please forgive me if I do not get to view all of your images today, as we shall be popping out here there and everywhere.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2013 - 6:12 PM
Focal Length:75mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mechanical Dragon Fly's
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:25 Aug 2013 - 9:49 AM
Tags:Crops, Dragon flies, Farming, Machinery, Mechanical, Spraying, Wildlife / nature
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:54 AM

Really creative, witty observation. Use of the human eye and brain first...
Moira

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ColleenA
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25 Aug 2013 - 9:54 AM

Morning Nathan, so glad to see you have uploaded, as per usual you have made me smile...love the similarities...you are a man with many talents...painting as well. Glad you are feeling brighter, have a nice day

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:58 AM

What a beautiful image, Nathan, and glad to hear that things are improving for you. So looking forward to seeing your artwork later this week Smile Carol

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Swarnadip
Swarnadip  4 Canada
25 Aug 2013 - 9:59 AM

classic

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SUE118
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25 Aug 2013 - 10:07 AM

A very clever shot and title.

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DicksPics
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25 Aug 2013 - 10:09 AM

Firstly, I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better today!
This image is, as ever, well taken, created and presented!
I look forward to seeing your artistic work late in the week.
Regards,
Richard

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NaturesHaven
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25 Aug 2013 - 10:12 AM

This machine looks like it could be the mother of all the little ones buzzing around it..............great image Nathan..............keep those positive thoughts and never throw them out............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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NewDay
NewDay  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 10:15 AM

Great idea, great shot, brilliant title. Very creative and I love panoramics as well. Good to hear things are getting better - keep the images coming! The picture grabbed me the moment I saw it and its an award winner!
Stephen

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RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 10:20 AM

Indeed, a clever title for this marvellous image, Nathan: hope you continue to feel a bit better.
Ronnie.

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25 Aug 2013 - 10:38 AM

A very clever title to this creative piece of workSmileSmileSmile

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:03 AM

So clever! Love the observation. Look forward to viewing your artistic work later in the week too.

Ann

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25 Aug 2013 - 11:14 AM

Brilliant idea Nathan, and beautifully realised.
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rayme330
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25 Aug 2013 - 11:24 AM

There is a touch of creative genius here, Nathan. Grin

Ray

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lonely_oryx
25 Aug 2013 - 11:28 AM

Love the inclusion of the real flys

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 11:58 AM

Well captured - good pov and what massive dragonflies you have in Kent!
Looking forward to seeing the painting!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

A super country scene. I love the openness.
Smile

Happy Painting.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
25 Aug 2013 - 12:05 PM

Great news that you are beginning to see the light Nathan !! A lovely image !

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franken
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25 Aug 2013 - 12:27 PM

Superb image Nathan and it does resemble a dragon fly! Grin

Ken

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williamsloan
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25 Aug 2013 - 12:41 PM

well spotted and lovely take.

billy

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2013 - 12:52 PM

Great title, Nathan.

P.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 12:56 PM

Excellent composition.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 1:07 PM

Excellent Nathan, well createdSmile


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EMJAYCEE
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25 Aug 2013 - 1:18 PM

Certainly grabs the attention Nathan. Keep positive thoughts and I too look forward to viewing your art work later in the week. Smile
Joan.

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capto
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25 Aug 2013 - 1:36 PM

With a mother like that these critters could take over the world. A good smile image.Smile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 1:49 PM

Wow, that's some dragonfly! Wink A very well seen shot, Nathan Smile
Trev Smile

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chrissie3  7 England
25 Aug 2013 - 2:13 PM

The title fits the picture perfectly!!

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 2:19 PM

So glad to hear that things are improving Nathan, another fine image,

Ali SmileSmile

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Daisymaye
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25 Aug 2013 - 2:40 PM

The mechanical one is watching how to do some fancy maneuvers from the professionals. You have a excellent eye Nathan. Can't wait to see your painting. Glad things are coming around for you. It's no fun at all not being well.......Sandy

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Lillian
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25 Aug 2013 - 2:56 PM

Compared to the other you have on before this one Nathan
this really is 'inventive'!!!
brilliant shot and skills
Lillian

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JuBarney
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25 Aug 2013 - 3:37 PM

A splendid shot & incredible creation;
Great title too.
Ju

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WesternRed
WesternRed Plus Member 4WesternRed vcard Australia
25 Aug 2013 - 3:41 PM

Wonderful superimposing creating a great composition. Well done Nathan.
WesternRed.

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25 Aug 2013 - 3:41 PM

Love this.
Ty

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kuvailija
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25 Aug 2013 - 3:53 PM

I am very glad to hear the better news, Nathan ! I am sure that we all are in our thoughts with you ! - I have never seen a machine like that in my life,but interesting! --- I`v been painting too, but only the walls of the house. ---- All the best to you, Nathan ---- Jukka.Smile

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saltireblue Site Moderator 54863 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 3:56 PM

Is it landing or taking off, Nathan? It appears to have a fighter escort, so I presume it has landed at a remote part of the airport and is the subject of interest from anti-terrorist personnel...Grin


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25 Aug 2013 - 3:57 PM

Another creative work Nathan!
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Gavin_Duxbury
Gavin_Duxbury Plus Member 5Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 4:21 PM

Cracking image Nathan.

I think it is a super creative mind that can compare the makings of man against the makings of mother nature, but what you have seen and compared is brilliant.

Spot on colours well observed.

Hang in there bud.

Regards.

Gavin

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ChristineD
25 Aug 2013 - 4:29 PM

What a beautiful image, Keep positive

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fificat100
25 Aug 2013 - 4:43 PM

Well observed and taken. Love the comparison to a dragonfly 'cos it DOES look like one and huge at that!
Keep on the up-and-up, Nathan. Look after yourself, and keep looking on the brighter side Smile

Lavina

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25 Aug 2013 - 5:16 PM

Well spotted comparison, I hope that you will feel better and better

Peter

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 5:21 PM

Great shot Nathan , very cleverly worked Smile

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25 Aug 2013 - 6:06 PM

Cracking image Nathan, love the title too. Glad your feeling better too

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25 Aug 2013 - 6:12 PM

I suppose it's been cropped?Grin

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25 Aug 2013 - 6:13 PM

Brilliant shot Nathan Grin

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annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:34 PM

the birds have it... facing a dragon!

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sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 6:57 PM

Good to hear you are making progress - I really like this image - Elizabeth xx

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Michaela_Solway

Super low POV.. & glad to see the artistic touch is still there...Wink

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ

Great, creative imge, did he eat the entire crop? Best regards, Si.

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
25 Aug 2013 - 8:08 PM

I'd really like that would not soon appeared and mechanical mosquitoes, such monstrous size!Wink
For some reason, I can see two identical pictures, Nathan ...
Regards Valery

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25 Aug 2013 - 8:28 PM

Great title and work Nathan..Lin

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xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:07 PM

Very imaginative title, beautifully taken... hope that you feel better, Nathan.

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RockArea  8 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2013 - 9:25 PM

A good analogy and beautifully presented!

David

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thedon1941
25 Aug 2013 - 10:25 PM

Greatly creative Nathan. Brilliant. Glad you're feeling better. Don

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moiral  5 Scotland
25 Aug 2013 - 11:16 PM

Excellent piece of work Nathan.
Good to hear that you are on the mend. Moira

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handlerstudio Plus Member 3handlerstudio vcard United States7 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2013 - 3:55 AM

Great thought, Nathan........the conceptual likeness is rather remarkable. Take care of yourself.

Peter

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26 Aug 2013 - 4:36 PM

Congrats on the GEA Nathan

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Lynniesefforts
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27 Aug 2013 - 1:51 AM

What a creative image Nathan, wonderfully captured.. I am pleased you are on the improve. I cant wait to see your painting GrinGrin

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27 Aug 2013 - 11:40 PM

An amazing scene and capture
-source

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