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They say blue & green should never be seen, but rules are made for breaking Wink Here's one of my better efforts of an Emerald Damselfy from yesterday's little jolly in the Forest of Dean with fellow EPZ members Gary D and Glostopcat (Ed).

Turned into a good fun day, Gary's a cabbie and Ed's from Gloucestershire, so you think they'd know they're way around a bit, but no we got lost Tongue Which ended up with me having to walk twice as far as I'd normally would, but we found what we were looking for in the end, eventually, after I took charge! I think both of them would get lost as soon as they turned out of the end of their own streets. By the time we'd got back to the car for a drink and a cup of tea, my legs and spine had had enough Sad and I didn't wanna play anymore Sad So I left them two herberts to it and came back home Tongue

Never mind still had a good time and a good old natter and a laugh, even managed to do a bit of photography. But I got lazy because the weather was so hot and the light so good, I decided to leave the tripod behind in the car.....Big mistake! I'll never learn Sad As a consequence what images I did take were a little bit ropey, never mind, it's not bad for a hand held image.

We decided next time we meet up we'll do it on my home turf, well at least there won't be any possibilities of us all getting lost! Smile Gary had his first large Dragonfly yesterday, a 4 Spot Chaser, so he was more than happy......But I said I'll show him the real monsters (Hawkers) down on the Somerset Levels! That's assuming of course the old beggar can find his way out of Wales without getting lost Tongue

Thanks for looking in and the kind comments on yesterday's micro moth.......Ade

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Jul 2012 - 12:10 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Emerald & Sapphire
Username:Ade_Osman Ade_Osman
Uploaded:25 Jul 2012 - 2:31 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Emerald Damselfly., Flowers & plants, General, Humour / fun, Wildlife / nature
Votes:57

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 2:40 PM

looks pretty impressive to me ....

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
25 Jul 2012 - 2:43 PM

Nice colours like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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taggart
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25 Jul 2012 - 2:44 PM

Skilfully done and a Very lovely picture!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 2:45 PM

Sounds like a fun day was had by all, Ade Grin. And you came back with yet another belter of an image. Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 2:48 PM

Sounds a great day despite getting lost.
And a nice capture to come home with, Ade.
Ronnie.

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 3:02 PM

Love the story of your day!! This damselfly is a stunner!
Ann

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achieverswales
25 Jul 2012 - 3:03 PM

Stunning quality capture Ade.

Regards

Trev.

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gingerdelight
25 Jul 2012 - 3:18 PM

A stunner indeed Ade! Everything about this is just perfection, one of your very, very best - can you tell that I love it?? Wink
Carol

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 3:30 PM

Seen it all now Ade with this pole dancing Damselfly !!
Super shot.
And don't take Gary and Ed to a pole dancing club.
They will insist they are in the wrong place with all the building work going on with the scaffolding being up !!
Mick.

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AnnJ
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25 Jul 2012 - 3:50 PM

Absolutely stunning ! Ann.

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johnjo58
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25 Jul 2012 - 4:05 PM

Great composition and detail, wonderful photograph
David

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 - 4:06 PM

Just love the composition.

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Lillian
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25 Jul 2012 - 4:08 PM

So perfectly captured Ade, anhd love the eyes!
Lillian

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gary_d
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25 Jul 2012 - 4:28 PM

They say every dog has its day so have your bit of fun at my cost because I have one of these to blow this one right off that stick, not boasting of course because that's not my styleSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile.


gary

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 5:11 PM

Excellent tale of woe GrinGrin but what a cracker to come back with.

Dave

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Ade_Osman
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25 Jul 2012 - 5:12 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Go for it Gary.....Glad to see you found your way home......

Ade Grin

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25 Jul 2012 - 5:37 PM

Excellent image, great detail,
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25 Jul 2012 - 5:42 PM

Great shot and story too!
Diane

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pluckyfilly
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25 Jul 2012 - 5:57 PM

I know that feeling about getting lost and having to walk too far suffering for it next dayGrin hubs has always got a short cut that sometimes turns out this wayWink superb work again Ade, glad you had a good time, a laff and natter it helps the day alongGrin

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Norfolkboy
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25 Jul 2012 - 6:27 PM

A beauty, Ade.
Colin

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25 Jul 2012 - 6:39 PM

Wonderful image Ade, great composition and presentation.
well done mate.
Darryl.SmileSmile

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Russell_Charles

One of my favourites. Classic composition. Tack sharp and great bokeh.

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Glostopcat
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25 Jul 2012 - 7:47 PM

A top class close up Ade, they are such beautifully coloured dameselflys and ones i'd never seen before yesterday. Glad to hear you enjoyed your day down in the Forest and that you got some much needed excercise. The long hike was planned all along, Gary told me beforehand that we were under strict orders from Sue to take you on a long walk and give you a good work out!WinkGrinTongue

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25 Jul 2012 - 7:54 PM

Superb! So crisp. Sylvia

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25 Jul 2012 - 8:28 PM

You will chose your companyWink

Cracking backdrop Ade

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25 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

Worth the toil Ade, hot imageWink
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25 Jul 2012 - 8:44 PM

At least Ade or the "Wally with the Trolley" as you've dubbed him Mr Tomcat, completed the walk without moaning, had you been there you'd have been complaining of sore feet, whinging about nasty biting insects and flies and moaning that it was too hot!Tongue lol

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25 Jul 2012 - 8:47 PM

Superb Ade - great bg on this.
Brian.

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Karen_Summers
25 Jul 2012 - 10:13 PM

beautiful shot

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2012 - 10:19 PM

Loved reading your story of the day out - lots to smile about.SmileSmileSmile and a cracking good image too.
Joan.

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26 Jul 2012 - 9:42 PM

A beauty Ade! Never seen one Sad.

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27 Jul 2012 - 10:42 AM

LOL...love the write-up. Glad you all had a good time in the end Grin

Very good capture of this colourful fella, Ade.

Andrew Smile

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27 Jul 2012 - 1:32 PM

Stunning shot. Smile

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29 Jul 2012 - 11:50 AM

It's a beauty Ade. A

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