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A small female Azure Damselfly peering up at me from the undergrowth of RSPB Old Moor.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:55mm Micro Nikkor F/2.8 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
Title:Azure Damselfly
Username:discreetphoton discreetphoton
Uploaded:10 Jun 2011 - 7:16 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Damselfly, Flash / lighting, General, Insect, Wildlife / nature
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daviewat
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10 Jun 2011 - 7:32 PM

Looks like a Typhoon pilot with t he new headgear Smile

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franken
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10 Jun 2011 - 7:34 PM

Amazing!!

Ken

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phill
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10 Jun 2011 - 7:35 PM

Pretty good!
Phill

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Michaela_Solway
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10 Jun 2011 - 7:35 PM

draws you in- very good

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amayia
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10 Jun 2011 - 7:45 PM

wow! what detail

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MandyD
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10 Jun 2011 - 7:47 PM

Awesome macro, lovely clarity!

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Ade_Osman
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10 Jun 2011 - 7:59 PM

Good composition with this fabulous macro....

Ade

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NigelKiteley
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10 Jun 2011 - 7:59 PM

A fabulous macro image!!

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Graham_P
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10 Jun 2011 - 8:47 PM

Super macro, love the look on these little guys faces,

Graham.

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JackieB
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10 Jun 2011 - 9:10 PM

Great macro...well done

Jackie

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Admiral_Frost
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10 Jun 2011 - 9:11 PM

A fantastic shot well taken.

Dave

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Tom_H
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10 Jun 2011 - 10:20 PM

Superb!

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tonyng
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10 Jun 2011 - 10:57 PM

Amazing!

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soulofharmony
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10 Jun 2011 - 11:14 PM

fantastic !!!

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barmymarny
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11 Jun 2011 - 8:39 PM

Yes, to all the above and more!

Marilyn x

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Angi_Wallace
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11 Jun 2011 - 11:44 PM

Possibly my favourite damselfly image ever Wink

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kenneth davis
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12 Jun 2011 - 8:17 AM

Yes, out of the loads of damselfly photos I see this stands out.

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lobski
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12 Jun 2011 - 9:06 AM

excellent capture!


Fred Grin

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discreetphoton
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12 Jun 2011 - 10:43 AM

Thank you for all your comments and clicks everyone, and special thanks in particular to Tom, Nikki and Phillip for your awards. They are all very gratefully received.
Edit: thanks for the EC as well Pete Grin

Last Modified By discreetphoton at 12 Jun 2011 - 11:41 AM

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Alan_Coles
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12 Jun 2011 - 11:52 AM

Stunning detail n love the colours in this.

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tomcat
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12 Jun 2011 - 12:25 PM

Well done with the awards.
All well deserved

Adrian

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Shroomer
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12 Jun 2011 - 12:34 PM

Superb pov and close detail
Richard

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Platchet
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12 Jun 2011 - 1:14 PM

Superb!

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banehawi
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12 Jun 2011 - 2:35 PM

Apart from all the awards, - this is absolutely fantastic!


W

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discreetphoton
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12 Jun 2011 - 8:08 PM

Thanks again all.
Cheers to Mandy, Mart and Cole for your UA's.

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kaybee
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12 Jun 2011 - 10:37 PM

But it isn't sharp from front to back!!!

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discreetphoton
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12 Jun 2011 - 11:35 PM

Lol, you can't have it all I guess Tongue

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Pete
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13 Jun 2011 - 9:41 AM

Phew a tough call for POTW this week and this one scrapes it by a hair on its head. Great shot David.

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Gaucho
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13 Jun 2011 - 9:54 AM

Well desrved!

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Coleslaw
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13 Jun 2011 - 9:54 AM

Well done, David!
Back with a huge bang!

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soulofharmony
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13 Jun 2011 - 9:59 AM

Congrat's so pleased for you , well deserved . Nikki !

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mattberry
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13 Jun 2011 - 10:25 AM

Not a tough call for me, this one is streets ahead - beautifully taken and a great balance between pure macro detail and fine artistic composition!

Well done!
Matt

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MaryMac
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13 Jun 2011 - 10:32 AM

stunning shot well worthy of POTW
Mary

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Alan_Coles
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13 Jun 2011 - 11:10 AM

Congrats on the POTW...worthy winner !

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JonathanL
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13 Jun 2011 - 11:11 AM

Exellent shot! Congratulations - Jonathan

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HamedKhazaei
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13 Jun 2011 - 5:34 PM

Perfect , stunning , amazing , .......!

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monkeygrip
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13 Jun 2011 - 5:59 PM

Without doubt the best macro shot I have ever seen superb job.

Stu

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discreetphoton
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13 Jun 2011 - 8:54 PM

Bloody hell! Thanks Pete! I'd better clear a wall...

Thank you to everyone for your continued response to this image, which has been a bit of a quest ever since I saw the cover image of this a few years ago.

Thank you also to Stephen and Lobski for your UA's.

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Kris_Dutson
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13 Jun 2011 - 10:49 PM

Far better than that cover in my humble opinion. Smile

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photophantom
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14 Jun 2011 - 5:08 AM

one of a kind

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Mari
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14 Jun 2011 - 8:48 AM

Fantastic!

Mari

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gary1966
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14 Jun 2011 - 5:48 PM

truly stunning an awesome shot Grin

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discreetphoton
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14 Jun 2011 - 10:02 PM

Thanks folks Smile

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tanyard
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15 Jun 2011 - 12:04 PM

Fantastic

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TyChee
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15 Jun 2011 - 3:23 PM

Amazing capture!
Ty

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sallybea
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15 Jun 2011 - 8:21 PM

Great capture, well done

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gabriel_flr
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16 Jun 2011 - 12:41 PM

Excellent portrait! let's go our togetrher this evening Wink
http://www.ephotozine.com/user/gabriel-flr-129332/gallery/photo/close-encounters...

Gabriel

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discreetphoton
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16 Jun 2011 - 12:41 PM

Thanks you Smile

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jayatu
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17 Jun 2011 - 5:06 PM

superb.

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jonathanbp
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18 Jun 2011 - 5:05 AM

Simply superb - Jonathan

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konu
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18 Jun 2011 - 9:48 AM

i like the framing, absolutely brilliant

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18 Jun 2011 - 10:45 AM

amazing pic !
Brian.

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discreetphoton
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24 Jun 2011 - 10:13 AM

Thanks again. TyChee and Annaliesa, your awards are appreciated Smile

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Franko59
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29 Jun 2011 - 9:23 PM

Stunning image Dave !! Nice 1Wink

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4 Jul 2011 - 9:10 PM

Grin fantastic

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discreetphoton
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6 Jul 2011 - 8:22 AM

Thank you gentlemen.

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Arras
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12 Jul 2011 - 9:14 AM

Amazing....

I love it, i am just getting into Macro and have my first Macro lens, how do you get such a sharp focus ? did the insect keep still for you as this close any slight movement results in an out of focus shot. (or it does with me,lol)

Regards Ian

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discreetphoton
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25 Jul 2011 - 6:57 PM

Thanks Ian. I had a small monopod with a ground spike and three flashguns trained on this little guy, which managed to freeze the action quite nicely Smile

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13 Jan 2013 - 9:26 AM

stunning

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