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Thanks to everyone for comments and votes for my last upload.
Took this at the Llanelli Wetlands Centre yesterday, not sure if it is a Southern Hawker because in my book it states they are scarce in South Wales, any one know.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:150.0-500.0 mm f/5.0-6.3
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Aug 2011 - 1:41 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Southern Hawker (I Think!)
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:18 Aug 2011 - 1:04 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Colourful, Dragon fly, Insect, Southern hawker
Votes:41

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 3:29 AM

Good morning, Trev:
I never fail to be surprised at the extraordinary and improbable structure of these insects, one of which you have caught in fine detail and colours here.
For some reason they always remind me of a helicopter.
Fine piece of photography.
Ronnie.

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
18 Aug 2011 - 4:24 AM

Very nice macro shot with great colour ,detailed image.....Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 6:17 AM

An excellent capture, Trev, wonderful colours and detail. Carol

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
18 Aug 2011 - 7:14 AM

Stunning capture Trev, superb detail and colour.

Len

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:07 AM

ID looks good to me Trev.........Great effort.

Ade

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:22 AM

Awesome detail .... impressive

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achieverswales
18 Aug 2011 - 8:35 AM

Thanks everyone, and to Ade for identity!

Regards

Trev.

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User_Removed
18 Aug 2011 - 9:06 AM

Super macro image.
Alf.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113050 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 9:31 AM

No idea what it is Rev but you've captured it well.


Ken

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
18 Aug 2011 - 10:15 AM

Hi Trev, this is a superb capture, regards gray.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 11:28 AM

Like the good details and colours in this fine closeup capture Trev, good work

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 - 11:40 AM

Ive never seen one like this before Trev, well captured my friend. I could get a bike and a lensTongueWink
Brian

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digital_boi
18 Aug 2011 - 12:04 PM

Superb Trevor excellent shot at 500mm at ISO 400 you must have a steady mitt mate!!

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 1:11 PM

This is superb - detail and colour couldn't be better.
Joan.

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swanseamale47
18 Aug 2011 - 2:05 PM

Stunning is all I can say Trevor.
Wayne

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achieverswales
18 Aug 2011 - 2:20 PM

Thanks Friends, Graham not a steady hand but a steady tripod!

Regards

Trev.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 2:48 PM

Tripod or not Trev that is one of your best shots!!
and see you used the 500mm Sigma...maybe that is where I am going wrong..or was as have failed with catching
a clear shot, and given up..now trying macro's in between birds!WinkWink
superb image
Lillian

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achieverswales
18 Aug 2011 - 3:29 PM

Thanks Lillian
I Have a Nikkor 105 macro lens, but find you have to get in close, and you then scare away the subject so I use the 70-210 or the 150-500 and seems to work.

Regards

Trev.

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ccb
ccb  626 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 4:37 PM

One of your best, Trev - the detail is stunning. This little creature has the most beautiful coloring on its tail.
Christina

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4516 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 4:44 PM

Mmmmmm......staggering detail in this cracking shot !, with such rich colours.....1st class !

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 4:44 PM

Fantastic capture!
Sam.

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achieverswales
18 Aug 2011 - 6:19 PM

Thanks everyone.

Regards

Trev.

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pluckyfilly
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18 Aug 2011 - 8:02 PM

beautiful sharp and detailed shot

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JackieB
JackieB  4 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2011 - 8:12 PM

Trev this has to be your best yet, great detail and colour......and it hasn't been oversharpened TongueGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

Jackie

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MikeGreaves
18 Aug 2011 - 9:25 PM

A beautiful, sharp detailed capture,great job,Trevor Smile
Mike

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achieverswales
18 Aug 2011 - 10:41 PM

Thanks friends.

Regards

Trev.

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
18 Aug 2011 - 11:02 PM

Wow excellent detail brill.
jj

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TONKSPHOTO
18 Aug 2011 - 11:28 PM

Brilliant detail Trev..Caught this one just right........Regards ... John....That gives you the thirty...

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achieverswales
19 Aug 2011 - 1:12 AM

Thanks everyone and John for RC.

Regards

Trev.

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Imagephotographics

Super capture Trev - wonderful detail & light

Chris

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Alan_Coles
19 Aug 2011 - 6:17 AM

Bring it on Trev...fabulous detail n colour.

My fave dragonfly are the hawkers but have only managed a shot a couple of times - by accident whilst out walking once! I think it is a southern but could be a common...will ask a mate to have a look and let me know.

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Mike_Young
19 Aug 2011 - 12:53 PM

Defo a Southern hawker, and a great shot at that, sorry I missed this earlier

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achieverswales
19 Aug 2011 - 1:01 PM

Thanks Mike.

Regards

Trev.

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TeaMonkey50
19 Aug 2011 - 4:54 PM

wow incredible shot, esquisite detail & on a 150-500 os sigma ( i used to have the old 50-500 non os on a 30D) ive always read the 150-500 IQ was always soft with a lot of CA barrel distortion & vignetting. I was thinking of that lens as im in a wheelchair so need a long lens for wildlife. May I ask what your ISO was & were you shooting wide open or did you stop it down.
regards
Mike

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achieverswales
19 Aug 2011 - 5:16 PM

Thanks TeaMonkey for comment and vote, info as requested, lens at 500mm with crop factor 750mm, f9 at 320sec, 400 ISO Matrix metering, W/B cloudy, subject 3.4 meters away, tripod and Gimble head used, hope this helps.

Regards

Trev.

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kmeric
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20 Aug 2011 - 11:42 PM

Fantastic colors here Trev.. and the head looks as if turned to you, looking at you Smile Smile Great clear image!

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 10:09 AM

Stunning detail Trev. Great lens. I bet the gimble head helps. Must get one for mine. Presume its the Sigma lens is it? Amazing quality shot. Paul

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achieverswales
21 Aug 2011 - 11:01 AM

Thanks both, Paul yes it is the Sigma.

Regards

Trev.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2011 - 6:32 PM


Quote: Thanks Lillian
I Have a Nikkor 105 macro lens, but find you have to get in close, and you then scare away the subject so I use the 70-210 or the 150-500 and seems to work.

Regards

Trev.

I undersrtand that Trev. i have a 60mm f2.8 N Nikkor macro which is a cracking lens for quality but i do have to get in close and as you say can scare away the subject. think I should have chosen the 105mm. But had it some time now and its good for portraits. (not that I do many). Your detail here is amazing. Congrats. paul

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