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"Someone told me once that Dragonflies only live for one day, whether that is true I do not know?" If it is I shall use that fact in context. Yesterday I was feeling somewhat lost in a desert of emotions, all alone with my feelings, however with kind words and messages from not only my caring and loving family but you lot I feel that today is going to be a lot brighter, even though I suffered a bout of seizures during the night.

Thank you GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:TAMRON SP AF 90mm F2.8 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Sep 2012 - 5:04 PM
Focal Length:90mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:A New Day a New Dragon Fly
Username:NDODS NDODS
Uploaded:14 Dec 2012 - 7:48 AM
Tags:Emotions, Feelings, Freedom, Isolation, Life, Love, Wildlife / nature
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macromal
macromal  3
14 Dec 2012 - 7:55 AM

Very well captured.....Mal.

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:56 AM

Simply, excellent!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:57 AM

Excellent and great macro shot,well done,
saeid

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fificat100
14 Dec 2012 - 8:02 AM

A lovely lovely capture. Well done.

Lavina

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 8:07 AM

Superb detail Nathan. I hope today is better for you. Smile
Ann

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Dec 2012 - 8:09 AM

What a beauty this one is - and that fine detail in the wings are amazing !! Glad to hear the emotions are settling down !! I just wish they would communicate with the mind so we can know where, why, and how to deal with them Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
14 Dec 2012 - 8:24 AM

Nice detail Nathan, on the wings where it matters, but you got the rest as well good for you! nice one like it, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 8:24 AM

Dragonflies have an adult lifespan of about two months, and not just one day, fortunately, so i hope this cheers you up a little, Nathan Smile This is a wonderful image of the adult, excellent detail and presentation. Carol

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 8:30 AM

Good sharp shot Nathan, and all the spider webs inter woven tooGrin
Do hope today is a good day...and gets even better for you
Lillian
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Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 8:31 AM

Good details in this beauty Nathan.
Good one
regards Richard

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 5182 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 8:41 AM

Very good details Nathan and I am happy to say they do live longer than one daySmile
Carole

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cats_123 Plus Member 114341 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 8:45 AM

you're clearly in control of your motors here SmileSmileSmile

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 8:45 AM

A really good close-up shot and pin sharp where it needs to be.

Albert

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morpheus1955
14 Dec 2012 - 8:51 AM

Superb shot Nathan, fantastic detail and colours

HUgh

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
14 Dec 2012 - 8:59 AM

Now this is wonderful! You have captured it such a way as to appear quite ethereal.

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WhiteRose1
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14 Dec 2012 - 9:08 AM

Sharp and detailed, Nathan. Lovely image.

Dave

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rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:37 AM

Superb detail Nathan, always a problem is the DOF regarding those wings. Have a great day !!
Ron.

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JaniceFreeman
14 Dec 2012 - 9:42 AM

Fantastic shot Nathan.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:50 AM

Excellent detail captured here, Nathan; Very well done.
Ronnie.

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:55 AM

Absolutely wonderful capture, Nathan crisp and detailed.

Ray

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hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 9:58 AM

Wow what a cracker excellent detail
mike

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digital_boi
14 Dec 2012 - 10:00 AM

corker,cracker wonderful, winner!

Graham

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
14 Dec 2012 - 10:10 AM

What a excellent shot the detail in this is spot on .
jj

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 10:18 AM

Brilliant Nathan an outstanding capture .SmileSmile
Rob

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achieverswales
14 Dec 2012 - 10:21 AM

Stunning composition and clarity Nathan, thanks also for the poem this morning, glad you are feeling more positive today!

Regards

Trev.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 10:23 AM

a fine sunny shot to cheer you up. december is a bad month for most of us I think, lots of work and one hardly ever sees the daylight. Too wet and cold most of the time, too.

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lonely_oryx
14 Dec 2012 - 10:27 AM

Very good DOF

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 11:14 AM

Dragon flies are exquisite creatures just like yourself!
Take care.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 11:51 AM

Crisp details Nathan.

Dougie

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PinkK
PinkK  680 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 11:59 AM

Excellent detailed capture!

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williamsloan
williamsloan Plus Member 4williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 11:59 AM

a real first class shot[top marks] keep on smiling and the sun will come shinning through.


billy

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 12:57 PM

Breath takingly stunning.

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 - 1:37 PM

A superbly detailed capture--beautiful!!GrinGrinGrin
Steve

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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 1:45 PM

Stunning detail and great use of dof, a cracker Nathan.

Best Matt

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
14 Dec 2012 - 1:46 PM

An excellent capture with superb details of the wingsSmileSmileSmile

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JohnChambersPhotography

The capture on the wings is stunning Nathan, good focus well presented.

John

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User_Removed
14 Dec 2012 - 2:53 PM

Super detailed image Nathan.
Regards, Alf.

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danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10532 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 3:05 PM

Truly wonderful Nathan.

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carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3330 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 3:11 PM

An amazing image, Nathan, super close up and fantastic detail, good composition as well.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 3:34 PM

A lovely image of this pretty Dragonfly. so glad to hear your spirit has lifted, sorry to hear about your seizure, stay strong,
Ali SmileSmile

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 3:41 PM

Great capture, such wonderful detail.
Very well done Nathan.
Keep well.

B.

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JOKEN
JOKEN  6 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 3:44 PM

A fine close up, sharply focused and with adequate depth of field. Keep smiling.
Ken

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Norfolkboy
14 Dec 2012 - 3:58 PM

Superb, Nathan.
Colin

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franken
franken Plus Member 123521 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 4:20 PM

Excellent macro Nathan.

Ken

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 4:53 PM

That's a great dragonfly image-- Your images show a variety of subject you do so well with-- man of many talents!!!

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
14 Dec 2012 - 5:14 PM

Beautiful detail on those wings Nathan. Moira

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 5:22 PM

What a beauty this is Nathan Smile A super quality macro shot, with excellent detail Wink
Trev Smile

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luckybry
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14 Dec 2012 - 5:45 PM

grt image my friend

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canonfan
canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 - 5:56 PM

Outstanding macro image Nathan which ticks all the right boxes for me
Jim

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 6:02 PM

Aye Nathan this is a cracking shot , everything about it is top class. Hope yer feeling better take careSmile

Rod

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14 Dec 2012 - 6:04 PM

take care my friend beautiful photo

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Philip_H
Philip_H  3 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 - 6:07 PM

Lovely light and detail, Nathan.

P.

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
14 Dec 2012 - 6:08 PM

Excellent detail & well captured.

Basith

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
14 Dec 2012 - 7:42 PM

You like poems, Nathan, so I found this one, and give you a small part of it:
"Spread your wings like the dragonfly
that hums its way through life,
dipping its wings in the sun to shine,
breaking free a life of colors,
that we leave locked and forgotten,
behind a reality made of black and white,
the black ink seeping through our minds,
injecting us with ideas of the 'ideal life'
where money and fortune, and status define.
Bathe your mind in the wonders of the world,
soak your heart in life's warmth and glow,
and pave your own path,
with the dreams you sow".

Last Modified By pamelajean at 14 Dec 2012 - 7:43 PM

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Humblebee  3 England
14 Dec 2012 - 10:01 PM

A nice image Nathan, well spotted and taken. Wishing you very well ... Carol Grin

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2012 - 10:13 PM

A gorgeous image Nathan,nicely taken.
Elena

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3243 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Dec 2012 - 8:29 AM

A Lovely detailed image Nathen,and it's great to see that you start your day much more positive,Take care,keep strong and keep sending your brilliant images for us to see .SmileWink
Netta

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15 Dec 2012 - 4:54 PM

Excellent close-up, Nathan Smile

Andrew

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Dec 2012 - 9:45 AM

Beautiful details. I could never get to one near enough for a decent shoot yet. Well done.

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17 Dec 2012 - 5:58 PM

A cracking shot of this female common darter, the detail and clarity is most impressive

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Mike_S
Mike_S  4 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2012 - 9:48 AM

Delightfully composed shot Nathan.

Mike.

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