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Taken at around 2pm today in our back garden, this dragonfly lava case was on the wire mesh we have around our fishpond to stop the herons stealing any more of our fish. We took some pics in situ, then carefully removed it and placed it on a water iris leaf ... holding our breath as we did so in case it crumbled! Took a while .... but with a bit of patience, we succeeded! I thought a triptych would be nice .... the first 1 on the left was looking straight down on it while still on the mesh, the other 2 after moving it to the leaf. Not sure how long it had been there un-noticed, just feel it is a shame we never witnessed the emerging dragonfly! It amazed us how perfect the case is, the hole it emerged from is on the back just behind the head, hopefully after the upload that will still be just about noticeable! Only 1 of these shots was taken without a tripod, and i am so chuffed it came out as clear as it has as I am not at all steady. Can you tell which one that was???? Thanks for all previous comments, seems my bull wasnt all that big a hit which is a tad disappointing but hey ho ... onward and upward! Thanks for stopping by and please feel free as always ... to give advice etc .. All gratefully recieved and appreciated. Take care all,
Karen xxx

Camera:Panasonic Lumix FZ2
Lens:LEICA
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Alien Invasion
Username:mandarinkay mandarinkay
Uploaded:7 Sep 2007 - 5:47 PM
Tags:Bugs, Close-up / macro, Dragonfly, Insects, Lava, Wildlife / nature
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mandarinkay
7 Sep 2007 - 5:58 PM

Damn! Looking at it now after upload ... seems to have lost a little detail and some of it's colour ... have never seen that happen to the colour before! Oh dear!

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2007 - 6:31 PM

its a cracking set of shots,very well done
ian

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
7 Sep 2007 - 7:09 PM

Three very nice images, all have some nice detail,
Fred.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
7 Sep 2007 - 7:14 PM

Its a great compilation

Peter

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2007 - 8:40 PM

Great set of shots..amazing detail.
Di

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Wibbles
Wibbles  7 England
7 Sep 2007 - 10:54 PM

Oooh, this little lovely reminds me of the movie 'A Bugs Life' - love what you've done here!

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joeleblu
joeleblu  7
7 Sep 2007 - 11:19 PM

Fantastic.I think the left and top right are best. If you still have it take another shot,but real close,of the head and eye pods. Ray .

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2007 - 2:08 AM

Ohhhhh! Karen, I am so envious, I have always wanted to see one of these--

Yours are wonderful-- Thanks so much for posting these fantastic images!

Jennnnn

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chrissd
chrissd  9304 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 - 5:18 AM

top shot Karen, lovely presentation
chris

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2007 - 10:17 AM

We never saw the original colour Karen so only you know what it lacks. I like the way you have presented and shown this larva case.I found one -never even thought of taking a pic.
I would hazard a guess - bottom right.
Brian.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2007 - 4:07 PM

Excellent

Bernie

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wyatturp
wyatturp  9 England
8 Sep 2007 - 8:49 PM

WORKS WELL I LIKE

Doug

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2007 - 10:14 PM

Cracking shots Karen, nicely put together.
Pete.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123261 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2007 - 10:14 PM

Excellent collection of close-ups! I like the presentation.

Ken

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Hop-A-Long
10 Sep 2007 - 4:29 PM

Fabulous set of images, nicely put together.
Andy

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glazzaro e2 Member 1070 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2007 - 3:54 PM

Well presented, Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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alfpics
alfpics  12357 forum posts England
22 Feb 2008 - 9:41 AM

Well done!
Andy

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