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I was out with Glostopcat and had just changed from my macro lens to my 150mm-500mm when we spotted this, with no time to change back I fired off a few shots and was quite pleased with this result.

The name would be appreciated.

I hope a few of you like it and thanks for looking.

Regards. - gary

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Sigma 150mm-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Don't know the name
Username:gary_d gary_d
Uploaded:10 Jul 2011 - 1:37 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
Votes:71

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Silverzone
10 Jul 2011 - 1:47 PM

It may be a Migrant Hawker. I'm sure someone will confirm the identification for you. Super capture. Sylvia

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 1:48 PM

Thanks for that Sylvia

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debu
debu  4 India
10 Jul 2011 - 2:05 PM

Lovely image with beautiful detail and colour.
debu

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 - 2:09 PM

lovely detailed shot

sandy

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 2:11 PM

Great detailed capture Gary.............Sandy

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Silverzone
10 Jul 2011 - 2:12 PM

Had another look through my dragonfly images and I think this yellow one is the Southern Hawker. Sylvia

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wonkers
wonkers  5 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 - 2:13 PM

Superb

Jill

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 2:42 PM

Thanks for taking the time to look Sylvia. - gary

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 2:47 PM

I think you did well, Gary.
My first thought was Southern Hawker, but the Gold-Ringed Dragonfly is very similar.
Take a look here.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 10 Jul 2011 - 2:53 PM

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 2:49 PM

cant help with the name Gary but a great shot .

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1588 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 3:04 PM

Here's the Southern Hawker, Gary. So my guess is the Gold-ringed Dragonfly.

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Chinga
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10 Jul 2011 - 3:05 PM

Good piece of sharp photography! Good work. IB

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Devon_Wild
10 Jul 2011 - 3:22 PM

Excellent..........Rob

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beckybookins
10 Jul 2011 - 4:01 PM

Excellent macro

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93451 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 4:31 PM

There's no question that this is a fine specimen of the Golden Ringed Dragonfly. The other Hawkers mentioned are blue not black, and have a much larger area of contact between the eyes. This is a beautiful species, and - at risk of sounding like a total anorak - I'm rather jealous Smile

Last Modified By discreetphoton at 10 Jul 2011 - 4:33 PM

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luckybry
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10 Jul 2011 - 4:50 PM

straight in my fav box Gary
bryan

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 4:53 PM

Thanks Pamela and David for the ID. - gary

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Len1950
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10 Jul 2011 - 4:55 PM

No wonder you are pleased, it's a cracking capture.

Len

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 5:00 PM

fantastic detail gary brilliant colours and light a stunning close up shortlisted nice one Wink
andy

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lobski
lobski  3 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 5:00 PM

Excellent detail and capture!

Fred Grin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 5:02 PM

What awesome detail .... that is some lens you have /and not a shake from you

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 5:16 PM

It's a Golden Ringed Dragonfly, Cordulegaster boltonii.....As
discreetphoton states.....Good image and not an easy find, well done to you....

Ade

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 5:19 PM

A terrific capture Gary, the detail and colours are most impressive. I remember seeing him at Cannop Ponds

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gary_d
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10 Jul 2011 - 5:47 PM

Thanks Ade

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 6:24 PM

an excellent capture, i was looking all over my local lake for one of these yesterday, managed to photo every thing but, the closest i got was a lancaster flying over head.Smile

nice one, ant.

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Mynett
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10 Jul 2011 - 6:38 PM

gosh this is wonderful close up work Gary, very nice detail

Linda

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Samuel_Aron
10 Jul 2011 - 7:02 PM

Excellent macro!
Sam.

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nikshot
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10 Jul 2011 - 7:20 PM

I use a 150-500, never thought of trying this,great shot.
Nick

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Snapitt
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10 Jul 2011 - 7:20 PM

Lovely detailed macro.

Jane

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janty66
janty66  7 England
10 Jul 2011 - 7:27 PM

Super close up....

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taggart
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10 Jul 2011 - 8:16 PM

Ohhhhhh! he's a handsome one!

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 8:47 PM

Wow! Isn't it wonderful the info you get on this site with so many knowledgable members? Stunning details and colours.

I am still trying to recover from the excitement of seeing a Hummingbird Hawk Moth by the pond last Saturday! Wouldn't have known what it was had it not been for epz images. Didn't think we actually got them here. Still holding on for that first Dragonfly too!!!!

Ann

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10 Jul 2011 - 9:05 PM

Absolutely stunning, Gary,
Steve.

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 9:06 PM

Superbly detailed shot Gary...well done

Jackie

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 - 9:12 PM

Once again, excellent macro work, lovely details and dof

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MikeGreaves
10 Jul 2011 - 9:57 PM

Superb capture, great detail Smile
Mike

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Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 11:14 PM

Superb capture. The detail is just fantastic.

Barry

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mikbee
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10 Jul 2011 - 11:52 PM

A super detailed shot Gary.
Excellent image.
Mick.

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sweetpea62
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11 Jul 2011 - 12:22 AM

Stunning capture Garry.Well done..Lin

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Excellent shot Gary - superb detail captured

Chris

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PhillipMinnis
11 Jul 2011 - 5:38 AM

An excellent close-up image, Gary! Wonderful details, colours and DOF! Top-notch!


Cheers

Phil

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 6:43 AM

A cracking shot Gary

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 8:08 AM

Excellent shot of a (male) Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Gary. Nicely detailed throughout with good natural colour. One of the less-common Dragonflies, so well done on getting such a fine photograph.
Terry

ps: If you are looking for a guide to Dragonflies, the "Field Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies of GB & NI" (Steve Brooks/Richard Lewington) published by British Wildlife Publishing, is an excellent refernce book.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 1:20 PM

Thanks Terry.

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 3:02 PM

'Brilliant Dragonfly Shot'...Peter Wink

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Dave_Holdham
12 Jul 2011 - 9:52 PM

Stunning shot

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2011 - 12:49 AM

Beautifully detailed shot,
Nice one,

Aidan,,

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