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Teneral (newly emerged) Azure Damselfly.........I think? But I won't argue if anyone disagrees with me Wink

Well The Macro season has started, which means I have unpacked the cameras (at last) and finally started to get out and about. Managed to find this specimen this afternoon at a location very close to our new house down in Devon, which looks like it might prove really promising with 24 different species of dragonflies recorded of which I personally saw 5 different species myself this morning.......So all being well come the end of the summer you'll all be bored rigidWink

Hope everyone that knows me is well and are looking forward to the summer as much as I am....

Regards......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:150mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 May 2014 - 1:19 PM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Teneral Azure Damselfly
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:2 May 2014 - 3:42 PM
Tags:Azure damselfly, Close-up / macro, Damselflies, General, Odonata, Wildlife / nature
Votes:58

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2014 - 3:57 PM

Brilliant image Ade, nice to see you uploading again GrinGrin

Ali

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IshanPathak
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2 May 2014 - 4:04 PM

Lovely details Smile Smile

Ishan

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2014 - 4:05 PM

Clever pose in that it seems to be offering a mirror image shape of the leaf.
Wonderful detail, Adrian.
R.

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georgiepoolie
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2 May 2014 - 4:06 PM

Lovely image. George.

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bobpaige1
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2 May 2014 - 4:20 PM

Stunning close up work,beautiful detail and colours.

Bob.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2014 - 4:46 PM

Super image Ade - love the light on the wings. You got the ID right Smile- Azure(female)
Brian.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2014 - 5:05 PM

Hi, stranger, good to see you back again, and with a super capture (only to be expected) SmileWink Carol

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2014 - 5:05 PM

First rate as is always the case with your photography Ade.

"Welcome back"

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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rontear
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2 May 2014 - 5:17 PM

Welcome back Ade, summer fun and bright flying insects GrinGrinGrin Good start.
Ron

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Fefe
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2 May 2014 - 5:19 PM

Hi Ade......good to see you back, cant wait for the fluff bombsGrinGrinGrinGrin
Diane

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KarenFB
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2 May 2014 - 5:20 PM

A gorgeous capture - I love the way it's using the leaf as an umbrella! Smile

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2014 - 5:27 PM

Hi Ade. You have lost none of your skills and the cameras recently released from captivity are performing very well indeed. Excellent macro. A

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ade123
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2 May 2014 - 5:46 PM

Fantastic image Ade
Looking forward to viewing your work
Ade

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SlowSong
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2 May 2014 - 6:48 PM

This is like a rather delicate ballet movement. Beautifully composed.
x

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CarolAnnLauderdale
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2 May 2014 - 6:49 PM

Love this time of year when everything is emerging. Lovely macro capture. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Maiwand
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2 May 2014 - 6:52 PM

Nice to see you in the frame again Ade. Cracking good shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2014 - 6:55 PM

Delighted to make this 30, Ade. Great capture and great to see you back Smile
Sylvia

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JohnoP
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2 May 2014 - 8:01 PM

Stunning work Ade....welcome back....have missed your images and presence on the site! Smile John

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tomcat
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2 May 2014 - 9:13 PM

A real pleasure to welcome you back Ade and with a cracking upload too

Hope all went well and you are settling in to your new abode

Adrian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 May 2014 - 9:25 PM

Great to see this fine fly! and a post by you!

I am wondering how ours survived our seriously brutal winter?

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mikbee
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3 May 2014 - 12:03 AM

Nice to see you back Ade and hope things are well for you !!
And with a good shot too.
And don't worry about boring us here.
I have been boring you all for years with my rust !!
Mick.

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3 May 2014 - 4:08 AM

An excellent capture Ade. Good to see you posting again.

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fentiger
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3 May 2014 - 7:45 AM

Excellent Natural History shot.

Albert

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livinglevels
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3 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

Stunning detail and composition Ade. Really like the wing colour.
Paul

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3 May 2014 - 3:06 PM

A little stunner Ade. Wonderful detail GrinGrin

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3 May 2014 - 6:11 PM

A stunning macro shot to herald your long overdue return to the site Ade. Glad to see you've settled in to your new home and are getting out and about again and exploring your new surroundings. I got the macro lens out for the first time today and spent the day at Prestbury Hill in the spring sunshine.

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DerekL
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3 May 2014 - 10:02 PM

Great shot Ade.
Good to see you haven't lost your skills.
Did you have to put some WD40 on the camera to get it working? WinkWinkWinkWink

Derek

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annettep38
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3 May 2014 - 10:26 PM

Great to see you back with a fine delicate critter like this!

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4 May 2014 - 7:21 AM

Good to see you back, Ade. And good to hear that your new place comes equipped with appropriate macro fodder Smile

Gorgeous close-up you've got here, especially with that lovely background!

Andrew

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4 May 2014 - 10:53 AM

Hey Ade welcome back glad you are on here again fabulous shot

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4 May 2014 - 5:45 PM

Great stuff Ade - good to see you back
Jason

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7 May 2014 - 5:47 PM

Crikey....This has got me juices flowing again!!
Superb composition with the leaf and totally agree with your ID as I can only better it by saying what its notWink

Great to see you back as said above and hope the move all went well and your settled in....Now youve found the lenses again put them where you can find them again!!Wink

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7 May 2014 - 6:15 PM


Quote: Now youve found the lenses again put them where you can find them again!!

They were in the bottom of a well padded box in a spare room that was full of boxes.......All sorted and unpacked now that the new season is upon us, as they say watch this space Wink

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