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I couldn't believe my luck yesterday when I found this beautiful dragonfly fluttering around in the reeds, having just emerged, his wings still crinkled and damp.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:just emerged
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:23 Apr 2010 - 5:19 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Dragonfly, General, Insect, Wildlife / nature
Votes:98
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maratsuikka
23 Apr 2010 - 5:22 AM

V1 is one of the best DF -image i seen here,Carol

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
23 Apr 2010 - 5:31 AM

Nice images great colour.
Allen,

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 5:33 AM

Cracking macro's again Carol - first class work...Bill

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emkayne
emkayne  5 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 - 5:55 AM

A really impressive shot. M

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polly470
polly470 e2 Member 525 forum postspolly470 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 6:24 AM

What an amazing series of photos...
Pauline

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 - 6:29 AM

A simply stunning set of close up images, Carol, V4 is just perfect. Shortlisted.
Roy

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
23 Apr 2010 - 6:33 AM

How lucky, I would love to find one of these, great set of shots particularly v2
mandy

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CherryMartin
23 Apr 2010 - 6:47 AM

Hi Carol, that's one friendly dragonfly, great captures.

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lesarnott
lesarnott  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 6:54 AM

A magic macro, well captured!
Les

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:19 AM

a smashing set, love the shine on the wings. think v2 my fav, but a hard choice.lesley

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:20 AM

V3 is amazing as all of these are, outstanding!
Lillian

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madbilly
madbilly  6 England4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:28 AM

another great set bug lady, I see you've mastered windows 7 and elements now then.

Bill

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:35 AM

Carol this is a superb set , v1 is stunning closely followed by the remainder Colin

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dven
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23 Apr 2010 - 7:39 AM

A brilliant set of images

dven

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13323 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:40 AM

Excellent set, sharp & clear,
Alan

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:44 AM

5 beauties, but I like the light in the v2.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
23 Apr 2010 - 7:48 AM

SUUUperb serie< Bravo.
cor

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:49 AM

Great shots Carol.... v3 my fav

Jon

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 7:53 AM

A superb set (as usual) first this year - cant ID this one - see you have them well trained (V4)

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 8:03 AM

Go to top of the class with this set
How superb each one is
All are true winners

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
23 Apr 2010 - 8:07 AM

Great work Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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MickyMc
MickyMc  7 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 - 8:12 AM

Fancy getting your picture taken when you have just arrived in the world and done so beautifully too.
Mavis

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
23 Apr 2010 - 8:21 AM

Superb ,well done gray

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 8:28 AM

What wonderful detail and light. Those wings are just amazing. A superb set.

Ann

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 8:35 AM

amazing detail in this set - I think you should change your name to nature girl!

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 8:48 AM

Oh Carol this set is deserving of individual attention for each image.
Joan.

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 8:58 AM

Excellent macro work here, Carol. A well-taken & presented set. V3 grabs my attention the most.
Terry

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2010 - 9:06 AM

Brilliant macro shots Carol, the one on your hand shows just how big they are.
Regards
Pete

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 9:12 AM

Shortlisted this set Carol.Stunning detals and V4 certailny would not have happened in my vicinity.Yes I am a Wuss when it comes to creepies.
Tom.

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 9:55 AM

Amazing 5.

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Jalapeno
Jalapeno  4127 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 9:58 AM

Super macro!

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 10:46 AM

Have an award on Me Carol. That is tremendous.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 11:04 AM

Wow...an excellent set Carol!!
Kaleena

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viscostatic
23 Apr 2010 - 11:14 AM

A lucky find indeed but also expertly photographed Carol, especially V2.

Phil.

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Joline
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23 Apr 2010 - 11:35 AM

A little miracle unfolding before your very eyes!

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digital_boi
23 Apr 2010 - 12:04 PM

excellent set super detail and clarity

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 1:26 PM

Very fine macro photography yet again Carol. No 2 is the best of the bunch IMO

Albert

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costas
costas e2 Member 7costas vcard Greece2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 2:24 PM

Rebirth time Carol, superb images.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 2:24 PM

A awesome set of macros Carol, each is pin sharp and so well detailed, shortlisted.
Bob

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barmymarny
23 Apr 2010 - 2:26 PM

The sky makes for a great background to this beauty.
Hope you are well.

Marilyn x

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 3:01 PM

Beautiful photography, well done indeed.
jon

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RajaSidambaram
23 Apr 2010 - 3:19 PM

Wonderful macros, Carol. May be the new born, metallic green, dragon fly baby adopted you as it's mother? - Raja.

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 4:08 PM

Now that's fortunate timing Smile And I love the light in Vs 2 and 3 - you can really see his crinkliness!

Andrew

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 4:53 PM

Cracking set, Carol, and like the inclusion of V4, which shows the size of it.
TrevB Smile

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SteveMoulding
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23 Apr 2010 - 5:29 PM

Stunning set of macro's, beautifully detailed and the colour is amazing.
Steve.

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HobbitDave
23 Apr 2010 - 6:03 PM

Wow, superb set, Carol. How exciting to have one on your finger too. All great in their different ways.
Dave.

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23 Apr 2010 - 6:45 PM

I love V4. Gives us the scale perfectly. What a gorgeous creature.
Chris

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23 Apr 2010 - 6:57 PM

Gorgeous series the detail is stunning.
Sylvia

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
23 Apr 2010 - 7:59 PM

Simply stunning captures Carol.
Excellent details and colours.
My hat of to you.
Robert

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ChristineD
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23 Apr 2010 - 8:27 PM

Amazing set of images, has to be v4 for me.
Christine

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 8:43 PM

Have to be your best yet Carol, each image is fabulous, such sharp and intricate detail with great light. I had a hard time choosing a favourite as each had so much merit, Have a UA on me, my first in ages!
Mary

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Graham_P  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2010 - 11:11 PM

You've captured some nice detail in these Carol,
Graham.

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Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 12:13 AM

Absolutely stunning images, really magical!
Jann
xxx

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 4:35 AM

Absoluty fantastic images Carol. What a lucky find indeed. Congratulation they are beautiful Smile
Carol

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GlenD  7 United States
24 Apr 2010 - 4:50 AM

Brilliant! They're getting out here too. Excellent find Carol
Glen

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24 Apr 2010 - 9:47 AM

just one thing to say WOW !!!!!

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24 Apr 2010 - 4:19 PM

Wow indeed!

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GarrathE
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24 Apr 2010 - 5:55 PM

WOW! What more can you say?

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Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 9:05 PM

An amzing set of shots Carol - delightful detail and congratulations on all the UA's very well deserved - Ina

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2010 - 10:03 PM

Cracking shots Carol, the detail is superb on all of them.
Pete.

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gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2010 - 4:23 PM

Superb
Gerry

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25 Apr 2010 - 5:37 PM

A brilliant set of close ups Carol, the detail and clarity is most impressive. There is no sign of any damsel or dragon flies over here yet

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KateSlade
KateSlade  4 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 - 10:29 AM

Stunning image ! Smile

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nickyv32
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27 Apr 2010 - 7:25 AM

Great set of awesome shots

Nicky

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SandraKay
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27 Apr 2010 - 8:36 AM

Looks fantastic against that glorious blue sky. Brilliant close-ups.
Sandra

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27 Apr 2010 - 9:52 AM

...in a word....stunning...absolutely stunning.

.....Mike

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bokeh
bokeh  6 Romania
11 Jul 2010 - 5:18 PM

excellent work carol!

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acer1946
acer1946  4 Turkey
24 Jul 2010 - 8:33 PM

how did you get that much clarity and detail-fantastic!

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