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When visiting Swindon for work a couple of days ago, I was very close to Coate Water Park so I decided to pay a brief visit at lunchtime. This is what I think is a recently emerged four spot chaser that I saw drying out its wings at the edge of one of the lakes. I saw several other dragonflies that had recently hatched as well as a number of damselflies during my short time there.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon IXUS 107
Lens:5.0 - 20.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.5 - 109.9 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 May 2012 - 10:29 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Newly Emerged
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:31 May 2012 - 7:11 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Coate Water Park, Four spot chaser dragonfly, Swindon, Wildlife / nature, Wilts
Votes:56
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8648 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1177 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 7:20 AM

Caught against abstract lines - this is a superb composition as well as being a fine macro study.
Moira

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SUE118
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31 May 2012 - 7:26 AM

Excellent image.

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samarmishra
31 May 2012 - 7:35 AM

Hello friend, this is an excellent shot but for me the background is very disturbing. Nevertheless it is a nice shot, nice view through the wings, pin sharp image..

Samar.

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tonyguitar
31 May 2012 - 7:54 AM

Just the detail in those golden accent wings and the mist makes this a winner. TG

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:27 AM

Beautiful and fantastic capture ,ED ,well done,
Saeid

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achieverswales
31 May 2012 - 8:31 AM

Excellent capture Ed, the background is busy but I do not mind this as it is defocused and natural, nice one.

Regards

Trev.

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susanbarton
31 May 2012 - 9:06 AM

WOW super shot

Susan

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 9:30 AM

Not bad for an amateur Ed Wink I'll post some of mine over the summer if you like, you won't like them though......LOL

Ade Tongue

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

Fine shot Ed.
Ron

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pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
31 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

stunning details!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 11:59 AM

Lovely detail on the wings, Ed. Ooo...just saw Ade's comment. You gonna let him get away with that??

A Grin

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 1:17 PM

Excellent Ed show Ade the way Wink Grin

Brian.............................................

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gary_d
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31 May 2012 - 1:32 PM

Hand held with a compact this is not bad at all mate. - gary

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 3:05 PM

That's good just emerged as well Ed
all that glistens..Wink
Great shot
Lillian

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 3:36 PM

Good one Ed,
and that Ade better watch himself.
He could find himself collecting second prizes soon !!
Mick.

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31 May 2012 - 5:23 PM

thats quite a shot Ed

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graceland
graceland  102511 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 6:50 PM

well done ED one of your best

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 7:11 PM

WOW! one of your VERY best here Ed', well done mate, a pleasure to view.

John Smile

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91970 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 8:54 PM

Super capture Ed - love the wing details and how it is perched on the reeds.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 May 2012 - 9:50 PM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Robin and John for their user awards, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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maryg
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31 May 2012 - 10:50 PM

Fabulous macro love all the detail here.Grin

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1 Jun 2012 - 7:45 PM

Terrific image, well captured.
Darryl.

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1 Jun 2012 - 7:50 PM

Very good subject and composition. IB

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 - 9:51 PM

amazing, well captured
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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2012 - 4:06 AM

Fantastic Ed, to think you achieved such a splendiferous shot during a brief lunchtime visit, simply boggles my mind! Once again congrats for the awards so richly deserved!
Rgds., Jim

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sweetpea62
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3 Jun 2012 - 8:50 PM

A super macro,great details.well done..Lin

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4 Jun 2012 - 1:03 AM

well worth the Stroll .

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brownsilent
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4 Jun 2012 - 11:47 AM

Beautiful!
Johanna

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