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Blue dragonfly

By lobo_blanco  
I've been trying to photograph a male Broad Bodied Chaser for what seems ages. Unlike the females, the males have always been on the go never stopping. I have watched for hours as the males dance and chase each other seemingly indefatigable. However one day I noticed that this male kept on going back to the same leaf, close to the pond edge. The problem was, that every time you came near, he would fly off. If you waited near the place, he would not come back.
Eventually I managed to get a few shots off, without spooking him. I would like to have been closer though.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: LeeFisher, Angi_Wallace, mohikan22 and 19 more

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Angi_Wallace 10 172 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 8:02AM
Well caught. Angi

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mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 8:09AM
wonderful,sharp detailed and a great composition Grin
7 Jul 2009 8:11AM
Very good shot, superb details.
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2009 8:26AM
Stunning close up shot, with great detail.
7 Jul 2009 8:31AM
Great close up,
crookymonsta Plus
10 838 10 England
7 Jul 2009 2:03PM
Very good. Sandra
8 Jul 2009 9:00AM
Nice shot
8 Jul 2009 4:55PM
Great shot.
Great close up and nice shot.
10 Jul 2009 9:43AM
Excellent. You should have brought the background into slightly more focus. Very good though.

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