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This was taken on our recent holiday in Florida. At the bottom of the garden where we stayed, there was a canal, and numerous dragonflies and damselflies flying around. This particular red one (sorry, don't know its name) was quite elusive and it took us a few days before we could get any half-decent shots of it.

I think I needed to have the aperture a bit smaller to get more of it in focus, and I didn't quite get the focus concentrated on the head, but I was rather pleased with this one.

1/2000 sec
f5.6

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-300 G
Recording media:SD
Title:Dragonfly
Username:Della_W Della_W
Uploaded:24 Aug 2005 - 3:45 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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VinceP
VinceP  9 Canada
24 Aug 2005 - 4:19 AM

Della if this is what you call a half-decent shot. I want to know what you think a good shot is? Amazing work.

Vince

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2005 - 4:30 AM

Lovely colour, nice capture.

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Starfish
Starfish  9
24 Aug 2005 - 4:40 AM

Nice work

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tilly p
tilly p  10
24 Aug 2005 - 4:42 AM

This is beautiful Del, lovely colour. Hope you had a great holiday and enjoyed your birthday. See you soon. x x x

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Ruggieru
Ruggieru  9 Malta
24 Aug 2005 - 4:47 AM

Very beautiful. The colours are fantastic. Well done!

Chris

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Shaun_W
Shaun_W  9102 forum posts
24 Aug 2005 - 5:28 AM

Yes, this one was a bugger wasn't he. Now I know where you were all holiday!

Well taken shot.

Shaun

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Just_Liz
Just_Liz  9 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2005 - 7:48 AM

Great close up
Liz

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REKLAW
REKLAW  9 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2005 - 8:32 AM

Nice close up capture.
Ian.

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firzhugh
firzhugh  9 New Zealand
24 Aug 2005 - 9:25 AM

great tones, composition and detail

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noseprints  10576 forum posts
24 Aug 2005 - 10:58 AM

nice detail. beautiful light and colour. interesting composition with the dead twig.

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OLDNIK
OLDNIK  9
25 Aug 2005 - 2:24 PM

worth the wait well caught.

pj.

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lisaroberts
4 Sep 2005 - 1:08 PM

A fantastic close up Della - love the pose
lisa

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
10 Sep 2005 - 10:04 AM

This close up is great, and what lovely colours!
Marian

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celestun e2 Member 1029 forum postscelestun vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2005 - 11:15 AM

A little better focus and this would have been a masterpiece!

As it is it's still a pleasure to look at!

Well done!

Tim

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KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2005 - 12:40 PM

superb
keith

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2005 - 12:11 PM

What a beauty, do not believe I have ever seen one this red, nice detail too! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Andy_Davies
7 Nov 2005 - 5:49 AM

Great close up..Nice one.
Andy..

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kitty83
kitty83  8 England
18 Nov 2005 - 11:18 AM

Wow! Love the colours. Very clear and sharp. Unusual type - not your standard dragonfly!
Well done again.

*Click!*

Sarah

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JJB8
JJB8  8
20 Nov 2005 - 8:28 AM

Love this one Della! Colour exceptional. John

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hebdens
hebdens  8
11 Dec 2005 - 12:42 PM

wow,fab colour.

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deemac
deemac  8 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2005 - 2:22 PM

Yes, as you're clearly very much aware, a "nearly" shot, but still a good try. Depth of field is so hard to get right and usually with precious little time to think about it. I like the plain b/g and the strong diagonal composition, and the colours work very well together.

Dave.

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