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A female common darter I saw on some bramble bushes at Swelshill Bank near Stroud at the beginning of the month when I visted the site to photograph the Adonis Blue butterflies. Many thanks for all the c&c's and the five user awards on yesterdays upload the "Female Adonis Blue", I was overwhelmed with the response it received, Ed

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 668.9 - 2866.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:3 Sep 2012 - 12:21 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Female Common Darter
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:28 Sep 2012 - 9:10 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Common darter dragonfly, Glos, Stroud, Swelshill Bank, Wildlife / nature
Votes:52
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 9:22 AM

Lovely shots V1 my faveGrin
Diane

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 9:27 AM

This insect shows up so nicely against the OOF b/g, Ed, and I too like V 1 the better, perhaps it's just that wee bit crisper, whilst I love the almost head stand pose in V 2.
Ronnie.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 10:01 AM

Love the pose in V2 but V1 is that much sharper, two lovely images.
Carole

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achieverswales
28 Sep 2012 - 10:55 AM

Agree with Ronnie Ed. V1 is crisper, V2 is much better than I have got all year.

Regards

Trev.

Last Modified By achieverswales at 28 Sep 2012 - 10:56 AM

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 11:17 AM

More agreement with Ronnie Ed - but I would be over the moon if I could do this well.
Joan.

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gingerdelight
28 Sep 2012 - 12:33 PM

Two super shots here Ed!
Carol

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 12:43 PM

Superb detail on V1.

Glyn

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Sep 2012 - 1:03 PM

V1 for me Ed, excellent capture,
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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 2:07 PM

2 fine shots Ed but I like V1 best, it just has the edge on sharpness,
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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 2:14 PM

You got to closer than this Ed Wink Well done mate!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 2:59 PM

The ones in the park at Weston let me get much closer, unfortunately the stony paths and walls did not make great backgrounds and made wing detail difficult to capture. The ones at Swelshill did not settle for long as it was a hot day and when they did it was on bramble bushes or high up in trees.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 3:20 PM

Two grand captures, Ed. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 3:22 PM

Two fine shots ED and I think I would go along with the majority and vote for V1.
Ron

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
28 Sep 2012 - 4:18 PM

A very nice detailed couple of photo's like both, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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graceland
graceland  92375 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 4:39 PM

great close up well done Wink

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 5:01 PM

Many thanks for the prestigious Betty Boop award Robin, it is greatly appreciated mate, Ed

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 5:31 PM

An excellent shot in V1 Ed', very nicely composed.

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28 Sep 2012 - 5:42 PM

Mustard mate Wink

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 6:53 PM

V1 sharper and detailed but great pose in V2.
Well captured Ed.
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28 Sep 2012 - 8:03 PM

V1 for me Ed - still some about.
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28 Sep 2012 - 9:13 PM

Two excellent shots

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paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 10:36 PM

Two images of great detail and clarity.
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28 Sep 2012 - 10:45 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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29 Sep 2012 - 8:56 AM

This goldy lady has a lovely pose! Sharp shot! IB

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29 Sep 2012 - 7:04 PM

Two super shots, v1 for the sharpness

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elainebaker
29 Sep 2012 - 10:26 PM

Amazing images. Elaine

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