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Thank you all so very much for your most caring messages regarding my BIG 50, I had a wonderful relaxing day doing what I like doing the most being out with my camera capturing flora and forma. This image of a Female Common Dater is just one image which I captured yesterday, I hope to upload the rest over the next week or so.

Description
Length: 38-43mm

A summer and autumn species, this dragonfly can be found well into November and may be one of the last on the wing in the UK. The thorax in both sexes is brown above with poorly defined antehumeral stripes and yellow panels on the sides. The eyes are brown above and yellow below. The legs are black with a diagnostic yellow stripe along their length.
The males become a bright orange-red with maturity with small black spots on S8 and S9.
Females have a pale, yellowish-brown abdomen often developing red markings along the segment boundaries and medial line as they age.

Habitat

Ponds and other still, stagnant or even brackish waters are used and they are frequently found at small garden ponds. They are frequently found away from water, resting on the tops of plants in woodland rides.

Regards Nathan

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:Tamron SP DI AF 90.0 mm Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Jul 2013 - 2:11 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Common how dare you....
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:17 Jul 2013 - 8:19 AM
Tags:Close-up, Macro, Meadow, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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DeSilver
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17 Jul 2013 - 8:22 AM

Stunning image and lots of really good information. Thank you.


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HarrietH
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17 Jul 2013 - 8:23 AM

You are still so young Nathan. Wink Tell those beasties to get flying to Portugal ok? I haven't even seen one yet, you seem to be keeping them all to yourself.

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17 Jul 2013 - 8:27 AM

Fine capture Nathan,
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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 - 8:27 AM

A fantastic macro Nathan
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RonnieAG
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17 Jul 2013 - 8:28 AM

I never manage to see theses critters up this way, nor butterflies.......a total dearth of these wildlife species.
You had a great day out to celebrate your 50th: I can't even recall mineSadSadSad.
Like the way this specimen stands out so well from the b/g, Nathan.
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17 Jul 2013 - 8:29 AM

Wow! A stunning macro Nathan. Beautiful image and a belated happy birthday Grin

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17 Jul 2013 - 8:30 AM

I just hate those birthdays with a zero on the end, glad you celebrated yours doing something you liked. This is a great image, look forward to seeing the rest.

Mary

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
17 Jul 2013 - 8:32 AM

Wonderful picture - really clear.

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17 Jul 2013 - 8:38 AM

Looks like an olympic athlete GrinGrin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Jul 2013 - 8:39 AM

One superb post birthday photo Nathan !! Belated birthday blessings to you !!!

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wolf1
wolf1  4 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 - 8:39 AM

Great shot, and a lot of interesting info. Quick question i was watching them on our local pond at the weekend and they all had there tails in the water, do they drink through there tails?

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Lillian
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17 Jul 2013 - 8:42 AM

Well captured Nathan, they never stay still enough for me...so know
how hard these are to get this good
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17 Jul 2013 - 8:57 AM

Excellent macro here Nathan.

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DicksPics
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17 Jul 2013 - 9:00 AM

Glad you had a great 'milestone' day, Nathan!
This is a superb image - so well detailed!
An interesting and informative write up, too!

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ColleenA
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17 Jul 2013 - 9:02 AM

My best kind of birthday...relaxing out with the camera...exactly what I did...
A superb capture Nathan and great narrative as well

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
17 Jul 2013 - 9:30 AM

Stunning macro, Nathan!Smile
Regards Valery

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Nikonuser1
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17 Jul 2013 - 9:31 AM

Glad you had a good birthday Nathan, Super image with a great write upSmile


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Perfect Nathan

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17 Jul 2013 - 10:26 AM

Amazing macro Nathan.
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Bravdo
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17 Jul 2013 - 10:41 AM

Good macro work,

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morpheus1955
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17 Jul 2013 - 10:49 AM

Outstanding shot Nathan, superb detail and colours, fascinating write up too

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17 Jul 2013 - 11:12 AM

Stunning!

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17 Jul 2013 - 11:43 AM

well taken shot Nathan with excellent detail.
regards
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17 Jul 2013 - 11:47 AM

Beautiful capture with lovely colours Nathan.
A belated happy birthday!
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17 Jul 2013 - 12:02 PM

Amazing capture Nathan, these insects actually look a tad attractive up close dont you think GrinGrin

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boov
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17 Jul 2013 - 12:05 PM

Brilliant macro

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17 Jul 2013 - 12:07 PM

Happy birthday for yesterday NathanGrinGrin
Lovely image!
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17 Jul 2013 - 12:45 PM

stunning close up Nathan top top shot Wink
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17 Jul 2013 - 12:50 PM

Good to hear your birthday went well, Nathan. This is an uncommonly handsome chappie Grin

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17 Jul 2013 - 1:07 PM

Superb detailed capture.
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Mrsbass
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17 Jul 2013 - 1:32 PM

Incredible macro Nathan - what a gorgeous chap as well. Stunning.

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17 Jul 2013 - 1:44 PM

An excellent capture Nathan. Wonderful you spent your day doing what you like best......Sandy

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17 Jul 2013 - 1:50 PM

It's all been said for me Nathan, and the write up better be right or Ade will jump all over you GrinGrinGrin
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17 Jul 2013 - 1:55 PM

Nice detail and colour in this fine image!!

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17 Jul 2013 - 2:12 PM

Fabulous capture, Nathan.

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17 Jul 2013 - 2:30 PM

A beautiful image, Nathan, and so glad to hear you had a good day yesterday SmileSmileSmile Carol

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17 Jul 2013 - 2:44 PM

very well taken,really nice.


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17 Jul 2013 - 3:46 PM

Well fancy uploading next to me like this, puts mine to shame yer rotten beggar.....Sad It's good to be 50 Nath, as I only now know too well Wink

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17 Jul 2013 - 5:25 PM

A fine detailed image Nathan.
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17 Jul 2013 - 6:19 PM

great pose and detail ..

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17 Jul 2013 - 7:11 PM

Excellent Work Nathan, love the title Smile

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Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2013 - 7:28 PM

Great detail and belated happy birthday! Grin

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17 Jul 2013 - 7:39 PM

Gosh Nathan I cannot wait until I'm 50 although I will have to start counting backwards. To put it into contest we have been married 50years this year.

That is a cracking macro image and done with that Tamron 90mm lens. They used to be all the range a while ago.It is so sharp and shows such lovely markings.
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17 Jul 2013 - 8:05 PM

Another cracker Nathan!!,,, regards Ian

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17 Jul 2013 - 8:45 PM

Superb shot Nathan and glad you got one to stay still for you.

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17 Jul 2013 - 8:54 PM

Difficult shot I know having tried - you have done well with this shot - glad you had a good birthday

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17 Jul 2013 - 9:53 PM

Nice work.

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17 Jul 2013 - 11:06 PM

Great shot Nathan,

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17 Jul 2013 - 11:54 PM

ANTEHUMERAL -Nathan you're making me work hard looking up all these words!
Astounding detail and wonderful colour.
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18 Jul 2013 - 6:54 AM

A super pin sharp image Nathan.
Regards, Alf.

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18 Jul 2013 - 7:48 AM

Super detail!

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2013 - 8:50 AM

Beautifully taken, wonderful colour. Nice writing up.
"Common" reflects a lot culture elements. I'm Chinese, common is a sort of good word, people are happily to accept him or her self as one of the common people. British people emphasize individuality , nobody wants to be one of the 'common' .....Grin

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18 Jul 2013 - 8:48 PM

A super detailed shot,
and belated Happy Birthday!
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18 Jul 2013 - 10:54 PM

Wow!Excellent
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28 Jul 2013 - 3:36 PM

A real cracker Nathan, superbly sharp and detailed. Never heard of a common dater though, I guess they must be a subspecies of dragonfly that is only found in the county of Kent!WinkGrin

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