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4 Spotted Chaser

By harrattp  
After a 6 hour trudge around long valley I was aout to get back to my car for a long awaited drink when I spotted this chap darting about. I noticed that he kept alighting on this stick so, remember this was the day I forgot my tripod, I tried to get my beathing stable and slow. The snipers amongst you will know the technique used.

Well I braced myself and waited, and waited, and waited. Eventually the little blighter obliged and I got the shot. Well several actually. I posted this one as the top wing allowed you a better view his top leg.

I hadn't realised they were so furry along the body. Anyway please enjoy and feel free to comment.
Paul

Tags: Four General Spotted Chaser Dragonfly Close-up and macro 4 Wildlife and nature

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Comments


janty66 9 3 England
3 Jun 2008 5:00PM
cracking shot, superb detail...

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3 Jun 2008 5:01PM
Fabulous shot. Sylvia
plugin 11 1 Canada
3 Jun 2008 5:07PM
Spot on!
Jim
Hoffy Plus
11 262 16 England
3 Jun 2008 5:10PM
Very good indeed.
3 Jun 2008 5:11PM
Geat shot and detail.
Steve
3 Jun 2008 5:22PM
superb shot.with lots of detail
3 Jun 2008 5:28PM
great they are so different up close nice capture Dan
3 Jun 2008 5:29PM
Fantastic shot great detail
Davey
3 Jun 2008 5:40PM
Cracking image Paul! ... excellent hand held shot that's got super detail....

.. thanks for the vote on my Yellowhammer, no it wasn't LV but Puttenham common, still one gorse look much like another Smile

Jon
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2008 6:30PM
superb detail I know exactly what you mean about the breathing something I have difficulty with at times
A really good image. Catching it side on you've caught such detail from head to tail
3 Jun 2008 7:59PM
Lovely shot. Like the light on this.
Chris
harrattp 9 11 4 England
3 Jun 2008 8:26PM
Thank you everybody for your kind comments.
Paul
abtuie 12 7
3 Jun 2008 10:40PM
Superb shot showing good technique and great detail.

AC
m3lem 10 England
4 Jun 2008 6:48PM
A superb macro shot - brilliant light and detail.
Andrea
Dee73 8 England
4 Jun 2008 6:49PM
great close up, fantastic!
Damon
4 Jun 2008 7:44PM
great shot
harrattp 9 11 4 England
4 Jun 2008 8:10PM
Thank you everybody
Paul
KBan 11 490 4 England
4 Jun 2008 8:25PM
super detail
keith
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
4 Jun 2008 8:27PM
Super detail and bg Paul, who needs a macro
Richard
4 Jun 2008 8:35PM
nice macro shot paul,spot on.
ian
fishiee 12 478 3 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2008 11:13PM
Super shot with great detail. Amazing for handheld with that 50-500 but then I saw the specs... ISO 1600, D3. Lucky you had that in the bag! Smile
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
5 Jun 2008 11:52PM
Imagine how good this would have been if you had a proper camera (only kidding, I'd love to own one) A superb shot especially with the 50-500.
Geoff.
harrattp 9 11 4 England
6 Jun 2008 6:46AM
Thanks again to you all.
Paul
shaver 8 8 England
17 Jun 2008 12:22PM
what a really good capture love it
peter_oak 11 1 England
18 Jun 2008 5:34PM
Spot on shot Ian,very nice.

Peter..
harrattp 9 11 4 England
18 Jun 2008 5:43PM
Thanks shaver, Peter, though I am baffled as to who Ian is that Peter is refering to.
Paul
fwatts 8
19 Jun 2008 11:04PM
glad you liked my sygnet photo paul this is a great capture great effort

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