Broad Bodied Chaser

By Glostopcat  
A male broad bodied chaser dragonfly I saw beside one of the small ponds in the heathland area at Woorgreens nature reserve in the Forest of Dean on a day out with epzer gary_d a few weeks ago.

Tags: Forest of dean Close-up and macro Glos Wildlife and nature Forestry commission Gloucestershire wildlife trust Broad bodied chaser dragonfly Woorgreens Nature Reserve

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19 Aug 2013 7:55AM
Fine capture Ed,

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Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 8:15AM
Excellent sharp image.
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
19 Aug 2013 8:24AM
Another fine image, Ed. Carol
19 Aug 2013 8:34AM
Another excellent macro image, Ed!
Pin sharp, well detailed wings
and an excellent background to complement the subject!

RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
19 Aug 2013 8:37AM
This one is well named as it's no way as sleek and streamlined as the many others we see on site.
Another well captured specimen.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 8:44AM
Great captureSmile

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 9:24AM
A pin sharp and wonderfully posed capture, the diagonal line making for an interesting view point.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
19 Aug 2013 9:33AM
A really lovely image Ed !! Very well captured !
boov Plus
4 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 10:21AM
Super shot
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
19 Aug 2013 11:13AM
I suspect it is a lot slimmer than Gary Smile
great shot ed.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 11:46AM
Lovely composition, really sharp capture of the insect.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 104 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 12:02PM
Excellent close up on the diagonal and perfect b/g.
Thanks for tips re backgrounds - it's lovely when you achieve this in camera.
Thank you for all the votes and comments.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.7k 148 England
19 Aug 2013 1:21PM
Sharp and detailed, Ed.

mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
19 Aug 2013 1:28PM
So well detailed this one Ed.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 349 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 5:23PM
Cracking close up, with plenty of detail
19 Aug 2013 6:09PM
A nicely detailed shot Ed', good stuff.

John Smile
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
19 Aug 2013 6:57PM
Great Dragon shot Ed.GrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2013 7:32PM
Now we are into dragon fliesWink even harder than butterflies as they move so fast and never stay still - superb shot and great fun trying to get one, I bet you have loadsSmile
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Aug 2013 7:33PM
I've a few but most have been taken with my compact camera
19 Aug 2013 8:05PM
Great shot
Well captured image of an elusive insect
Great capture with good dof.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Aug 2013 9:30PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Richard "DicksPics" for the user award, it is greatly appreciated, Ed
19 Aug 2013 10:39PM
Lovely close up. Cathy
Dave87 Plus
9 42 5 England
22 Aug 2013 10:58PM
Being mindful of the small size of the subject captured here - this has been superbly done. Love the lighting, the fine detail captured in the wings and body with an excellent out of focus non-distracting background that produces a near 3D effect.

Smashing piece of work.


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