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A male banded demoiselle damselfly I spotted on some vegetation beside the River Severn at Tewkesbury back in mid June.

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:19 Jun 2012 - 11:19 AM
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Auto, Did not fire
Title:Male Banded Demoiselle
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:13 Aug 2012 - 4:39 PM
Tags:Banded demoiselle damselfly, Close-up / macro, River severn, Tewekesbury. Glos, Wildlife / nature
Votes:56
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Kingfisher8
13 Aug 2012 - 4:43 PM

A beautiful shot well captured.

Keith.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 736 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 4:57 PM

Some great detail and colour in this great image Ed.

Best Matt

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CarolG
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13 Aug 2012 - 5:00 PM

One of your best, Ed, a first class image. Carol

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barbarahirst
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13 Aug 2012 - 5:02 PM

such a delicate creature
just a lovely image

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mikbee
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13 Aug 2012 - 5:08 PM

Another fine capture from you Ed.
Good one.
Mick.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 5:17 PM

Love the detail of those hairy legs Ed!! A superb capture!
Ann

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tonyguitar
13 Aug 2012 - 5:19 PM

Great macro detail enhanced with a pleasing soft sky in the water background. Tg

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 5:33 PM

Great image Ed. Strangely the one and only time I caught a shot of one of these it was on the riverbank at Warwick Castle on the Avon in your part of the country, but it was of appalling quality! Isn't the IXUS great for close ups like this?

Regards,
Mike

Last Modified By oldgreyheron at 13 Aug 2012 - 5:34 PM

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FeatherFriend
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13 Aug 2012 - 5:35 PM

Cracking detail Ed,
Geoff.

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lifesnapper
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13 Aug 2012 - 5:36 PM

A gorgeous shot Ed', one of your VERY best mate.

John Smile

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Lillian
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13 Aug 2012 - 5:43 PM

A great shot Ed, the detail captured ...brilliant!
Lillian

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EAS
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13 Aug 2012 - 5:45 PM

Outstanding details and colour.

Ann

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elainebaker
13 Aug 2012 - 5:46 PM

Excellent image Smile

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 5:47 PM

A really enjoyable image ~ top class photography Ed.

Albert

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Glostopcat
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13 Aug 2012 - 5:49 PM

The Ixus is even better than the Powershot A400 which i had before, the detail and clarity it captures constantly amazes me and it is so handy to carry around as it fits in a pocket easily

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 5:56 PM

What wonderful iridescent colouring in this critter, Ed: and there's no doubt the IXUS in your hands is picking up some excellent detail.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 6:48 PM

A vision of beauty, captured so very well, superb iridescent colours which would warm the coldest heart.

Regards Nathan

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13 Aug 2012 - 6:51 PM

Super image Ed, excellent detail captured,
Fred.

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achieverswales
13 Aug 2012 - 6:59 PM

Excellent sharp capture Ed.

Regards

Trev.

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Maiwand
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13 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM

Great shot of this lovely delicate looking creature Ed.
Ron

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saeidNL
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13 Aug 2012 - 7:27 PM

Happy to be 30th on these super capture,ED,very well done,
saeid

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carper123
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13 Aug 2012 - 7:49 PM

Brilliant image, fantastic detail.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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maratsuikka
13 Aug 2012 - 8:06 PM


Quote: One of your best, Ed, a first class image. Carol

absolutely the best Ed

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bricurtis
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13 Aug 2012 - 8:36 PM

A beautiful detailed Damsel Ed - the river makes a good back drop for it.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 8:51 PM

Many thanks for the user award Mara, it is greatly appreciated coming from such a talented photographer as yourself, Ed

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Irishkate
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13 Aug 2012 - 8:58 PM

Such a detailed capture. I'll have to check out the IXUS,
but I'm sure you'd take a great image regardless of the camera.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8748 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1575 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 9:38 PM

An excellent shot of the demoiselle, Ed, and the blurred watery background looks great.

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pluckyfilly
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13 Aug 2012 - 10:03 PM

brilliant detail Ed

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13 Aug 2012 - 10:15 PM

Beautiful sharp detail & lovely colour & light.Ed.
Pauline.

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Glostopcat
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13 Aug 2012 - 10:25 PM

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

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Dave87
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13 Aug 2012 - 10:29 PM

Love the fine detail captured here in the body and wings in this shot.

A top class naturual history photograph - a real pleasure to view.

Can see no reason to award less than 20/20 for this one.

Dave.

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13 Aug 2012 - 11:08 PM

What a beauty,well done..Lin

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taggart
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14 Aug 2012 - 1:45 AM

It is the environment that set this above the crowd-- a splendid image!

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14 Aug 2012 - 6:45 AM

superb capture!

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CaroleS
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14 Aug 2012 - 7:52 AM

Can say no more than 'have my award'!
Carole

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14 Aug 2012 - 8:47 AM


Quote: Love the fine detail captured here in the body and wings in this shot.

A top class naturual history photograph - a real pleasure to view.

Can see no reason to award less than 20/20 for this one.

Dave.

Dave's hit the nail on the head - excellent

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ChiliMan
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14 Aug 2012 - 12:04 PM

The detail and colour are stunning, Ed!! Knew it had to be the Ixus Grin

Andrew

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14 Aug 2012 - 3:34 PM

well spotted well captured, excellent colour detail and composition.

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Glostopcat
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14 Aug 2012 - 4:57 PM

Many thanks to Carole and Jennn for the user awards, they are greatly appreciated, Ed

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2012 - 5:25 PM

what a fine metallic beauty
a picture with the wow effect, well done!

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15 Aug 2012 - 10:25 AM

Loving those wings,,

Aidan,,

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