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This was, as most of my photos are, taken at the LWT. I was walking through the grass when suddenly a dragonfly rose out of the grass from next to my foot. I followed where it flew and it eventually landed about 20m away in the grass.

Keeping my eyes fixed on this spot, I walked carefully over towards where I thought it had landed. Sure enough, there it was, perched low down on a grass stalk. I put my macro lens on and inched the camera closer and closer until I was close enough.

On asking one of the very knowledgeable workers at the site later, he told me that it was a teneral black-tailed skimmer, meaning that it was only a few days since it had emerged from the water and this, and the fact that it was rather cold and windy, was why it was down in the grass.

I took this last weekend (5-6 June) and on Sunday I went to the same spot, but there were none to be seen so must have flown off.....

Anyway, I hope you like it!

Oscar

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Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Teneral Black-tailed Skimmer
Username:dewie dewie
Uploaded:15 Jun 2010 - 7:07 PM
Tags:"black-tailed skimmer", Dragonfly, Insect, London wetland centre, Teneral, Wildlife / nature
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LukeParkinson
15 Jun 2010 - 7:09 PM

Good capture. Very well done

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TanyaHailey
15 Jun 2010 - 7:19 PM

Love it great shot !
Tanya

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 74167 forum postsKarenFB vcard England159 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 7:24 PM

Beautifully caught - I really like the composition.

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CallumThomas
15 Jun 2010 - 7:34 PM

A excellent shot, pin sharp.

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grockleJB
grockleJB  5 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2010 - 8:32 PM

Amazing detail. John.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jun 2010 - 9:21 PM

Very good shot indeed.
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GaryR
GaryR  71348 forum posts England
15 Jun 2010 - 9:30 PM

Good close-up shot.

Gary.

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16 Jun 2010 - 4:21 PM

Nice shot.

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dewie
dewie  4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2010 - 5:18 PM

Thanks guys Grin

Oscar

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