Dragon Fly???

By CliffGreen  
Not one of my usual offerings!

I was out doing some gardening today (couldn't put it off any longer) and came across this specimen. I reluctantly parked the wheelbarrow and dashed inside for the camera and took a few shots before it flew away.

I realise that it doesn't compare to some of the fine macro shots uploaded by others but wondered if any of the experts could identify exactly what it is? A Hawker perhaps?

V1 is a crop from V2.

Many thanks to those who commented and voted on my last upload - Neist Point 2.


Tags: Close-up and macro Dragon fly Wildlife and nature

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KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 167 England
21 Jul 2012 6:39PM
Gorgeous details! I think it's a Southern Hawker. Smile

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21 Jul 2012 6:50PM
Thanks Karen, much appreciated.
colin beeley Plus
13 1.1k 10 England
21 Jul 2012 6:55PM
nice shots Wink
21 Jul 2012 7:24PM
Cracking shots Cliff. Lucky you to find it in the garden - I always have to go off searching for them!! Lou
andymark 6 1 England
21 Jul 2012 7:58PM
You should be pleased this is a cracking shot of a beautiful drangonfly. It's the Perpignan falcon of the insect world. Top shot.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
21 Jul 2012 7:59PM
The original os a fine shot but the crop in V 1 works well, showing up all the intricate detail on the head, thorax and abdomen.
Fine macro work considering you did not have much to set up the shot.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
21 Jul 2012 8:36PM
Agree with Karen.......

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 8:37PM
No need to apologise for these images Cliff.
I think they are superb.
The crop shows all the wing detail but full image is stunning.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
21 Jul 2012 8:51PM
Wonderful detail in v1 Cliff, and the overall composition is superb in v2.

morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2012 10:35PM
Fantastic close up, excellent detail and great colours.

OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2012 8:21AM
Super close up Cliff, love the detailin this one.
very well done.
Good close up capture showing plenty of detail well done indeed.

CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 2:02PM
Wow that's a good close up, well captured!
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 5:44PM

Quote:I realise that it doesn't compare to some of the fine macro shots uploaded by others

Rubbish! It's absolutely fine.....both versions.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
24 Jul 2012 11:46PM
same here ,i saw the first one this morning in the garden ,but have lent my macro to a lady at the camera club,took a couple of shots any way,not as good as these.
27 Jul 2012 12:15PM
Marvellous clarity here, you need to drop that wheelbarrow more often, the crop is really good too putting the detail amongst the lovely sot colour bokeh.

Excellent lens and so well used.

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
27 Jul 2012 3:41PM
Like the good details and colours in this Cliff, well worked
Regards Richard
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
29 Jul 2012 7:37PM
beautiful, colourful capture, love the details.
nice one.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jul 2012 10:57PM
It is an excellent macro shot and the fine details stands out beautifully against the flowers, especially in the crop.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
30 Jul 2012 9:06PM
Fantastic detail and clarity in this awesome macro
VivienO 6 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2012 11:19PM
Fantastic detail and colours
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2012 9:42PM
That is one sharp image and go with V2 for the complete image
so good!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 1:07PM
Fabulous detail Cliff! That lens is superb (as are your skills, of course!! SmileSmile)
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
16 Aug 2012 1:23PM
Highly detailed and very sharp!!! like!
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2012 8:04PM
You've done so well to stalk this beast! Love the sharpness and colours.

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