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Female Hairy Dragonfly

By Ade_Osman    
Sorry not been about for the last few days been out as and when I can taking pictures Wink This was taken today so expect a few more to follow. The wildlife down on the Somerset Levels has at last seemed to have woken up with some wonderful species new to me being captured. I've been after a female Hairy for the last 6 years or so (don't tell the wife though Tongue), but always been a bit late or missed the period.....

As per usual the Hobby's had their fill, today we personally saw 13 in the air at the same time all taking either St Marks Fly or the odd Dragonfly here and there Sad We did hear reports of up to 30 in the air at the same time being counted at Shapwick.......But my mission has now been accomplished I've finally got my Hairy?! Wink


Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Hairy Dragonfly

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Wonderful detail Ade. Smile


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skewey 12 31 England
6 May 2012 9:30PM
Excellent Macro work Ade.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
6 May 2012 9:31PM
Fantastic macro shot,very well done,
JohnoP 12 2
6 May 2012 9:35PM
Exceptional macro Ade. Roll on the dragonfly season! John
wonkers 8 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 9:37PM
Fantastic macro.

norton 14 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 9:38PM
Well worth the wait for such an excellently detailed image, superb capture................

senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
6 May 2012 9:38PM
exceptional DOF management ..
suzieosman 13 66 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 9:38PM
Nice one sweetie, shame it's probably Hobby food by now Wink
6 May 2012 9:39PM
another super shot love it
6 May 2012 9:48PM
stunning macro work

Steve-T 11 56 66 England
6 May 2012 9:50PM
Superb. Steve
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 May 2012 9:56PM
Outstanding a really superbly shot image
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 May 2012 10:24PM
Excellent detail, Ade: wonderful photography.Ronnie.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
6 May 2012 10:27PM
Fabulous capture Ade. This is just about perfection.GrinGrinGrin
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
6 May 2012 10:47PM
Superb macro work.

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
6 May 2012 10:55PM
A cracker Ade, superb detail,
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 May 2012 10:56PM
Sharp, colourful, detailed - expertly captured, Ade.

6 May 2012 11:29PM
Very good indeed
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 May 2012 11:53PM
A beautiful dragonfly---Congratulations!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
7 May 2012 12:22AM
An awesome pin sharp and detailed close up Ade, you are back on form tonight. I thought you must have either been down on the levels again or in the cider houses of Bedminster as you've been very quiet lately!Wink You may have some competition with regard to taking close ups of bugs, epzer Bunny G will be back soon, I spoke to her the other day and she is coming back to epz, so watch this space, EdSmile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
7 May 2012 12:33AM
More hairs here Ade than the bearded lady !!
Super shot.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 May 2012 5:42AM
Superb, Ade, beautiful colours, not seen one of these before. Carol
7 May 2012 6:16AM
Well done on achieving your target and what a magnificent image to do it with.

jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
7 May 2012 7:34AM
..and an excellent capture it is too Ade. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the output!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 May 2012 10:29AM
amazing DOF and detail. Never seen a furry dragonfly before.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
7 May 2012 2:51PM
Superb capture of this elusive Dragon Ade .
KTrueman 6 2 United Kingdom
8 May 2012 7:33PM
Great shot. I have never seen one of these. In fact Dragons aren't that prolific here in North Devon (by the coast). Someone will no doubtably tell me otherwise. Smile
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2012 10:18AM
Wonderful stuff Ade. Bravo.Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 May 2012 2:26PM
A truly outstanding image Ade.
footloose 7 1 England
10 May 2012 9:10PM
Fabulous macro work. Really like it

ElmsArt 11 82 1 Scotland
11 May 2012 1:05PM
Excellent macro shot. No reason to be grumpy at all about this.GrinGrin

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
12 May 2012 6:04AM
A world class piece of natural wildlife photograph, simply stunning.

Regards Nathan
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2012 7:25PM
Brilliant macro.

1881 6 India
16 May 2012 5:57PM
Great work.
17 May 2012 9:19PM
Stunning macro work. Fantastic detail.
19 May 2012 1:35PM
superb my friend
StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
19 May 2012 6:15PM
Wow!!! Top notch Ade, in every respect.

StrayCat 14 19.1k 3 Canada
19 May 2012 6:17PM
Oops! Forgot to add a vote.Tongue
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
19 May 2012 6:31PM
Well worth the 6 year wait Ade
Got me itching for anything to emerge from the deeps in my neck of the woods!!

philgood 6 7 United Kingdom
22 May 2012 1:33AM
Lovely clear crisp shot Ade Smile
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
26 May 2012 8:00AM
Great capture Ade, the first i have seen this year and i have been on the look out but none yet this way.
Looking forward the the emergence of the Swallowtail butterfly.

Julian 13 76 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2012 10:18PM
rgg 6 10 United States
30 May 2012 8:29PM
Good macro work fine detail,well done.
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2012 12:30AM
super macro shots you take and this is no different.

KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
4 Jun 2012 4:49PM
Must be a seriously impressive lens to take shots of this quality. Of course, being a good photographer helps! Very well done.


PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2012 7:54PM
Excellent macro. paul
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 5:27PM
Superb shot, beautiful .
milky 14 Wales
16 Jun 2012 1:55AM
Great work excellent colour & detail-------Milky
19 Jun 2012 7:29AM
Superb shot Ade, a beautiful capture..Lin
ianrobinson Plus
8 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2012 10:26PM
super comp on this one, i thought it was a blacktailed skimmer at first glance...

Tibetan 5 3 England
23 Jun 2012 7:22AM
Great Scot what a great shot! nice detailed macro superb photo, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
23 Jun 2012 8:11AM
Superb shot. You still set the bar in the area of photography. Brilliant. Regards
milky 14 Wales
29 Jun 2012 12:02AM
Excellent work great colours & detail A1-------Gary(milky)
Tibetan 5 3 England
1 Jul 2012 1:38PM
Very nice to good for you never give up, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
LexEquine 12 19 United States
4 Jul 2012 10:55PM
'Superlative Cracker {A+++++} macro Dragonfly Capture!!' ~ Peter Smile
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2012 9:13PM
Fantastic detail Ade, very very nice work mate.
Wendyp 5 England
13 Jul 2012 3:44PM
Brilliant macro, wonderful details.

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
13 Jul 2012 10:25PM
i have known a few hairy females in years gone bye but they never let me take picture to prove it .spot on shot .
21 Jul 2012 5:04PM
Excellent detail of this photo! You have an excellent gallery of close-up!Smile
Fantastic macro.
timjnngs 10 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:32PM
A nicely dune Macro shot. Great work.
bzbee Plus
14 102 3 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 9:24PM
This is outstanding, Ade!!! I'm envious of your access to these amazing bugs. It is certainly a career for you these days!!!! Hope all is well with you... Linda Wink
31 Jul 2012 8:12PM
Super close up very clear

celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 11:26AM
You're on a roll Ade... Keep it up!

Fine detail!

7 Aug 2012 3:24PM
wow, the detail and the colour detail is amazing, I will keep an eye out for you, next time you post
27 Aug 2012 11:34PM
A stunning macro Ade,brilliant shot..Lin
johncob 8 34 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2012 8:43AM
Ade Terrific shot. You have some great shots in your porfolio. Regards John
20 Nov 2012 10:20AM
Fantastic detailed shot.
milky 14 Wales
24 Nov 2012 3:37PM
Excellent shot great capture & Detail-------Milky
25 Nov 2012 6:26PM
Wow now that is a good macro shot top shot.
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
2 Dec 2012 6:38PM
Excellent macro.
Nice colour & so sharp....

Mike_S 6 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2012 8:58AM
Absolutely delightful 5 star image Ade.
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
3 Dec 2012 7:15PM
Amazing detail and beautiful colours, what a fantastic photograph, Bill.
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2012 3:55PM
your love of macro takes us into a whole new world..thankyou ofr your contniued uploads.

DonMc 9 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 12:03PM
Absolutely brilliant macro sharp and vibrant, you should be very proud of your work!Smile
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
7 Apr 2013 4:11PM
An absolute stunner Ade.
rogerdoger 7 16
13 Apr 2013 10:59AM
Great shot. Great lighting and definition.
Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 7:17PM
Lesson on how it should be done.
tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2013 9:21PM
A lovely detailed macro, great work.

22 Apr 2013 1:41PM
Superb macro AdeSmileSmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
4 May 2013 12:23PM
Congratulations on your capture.
Now we all know how our dragonflies should look!
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
29 May 2013 5:18PM
Fantastic, how do you do it ?! Ann.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2013 7:54AM
Great shot. paul
20 Jun 2013 10:22AM
What a stunning shot the sharpness and detail is amazing
ManCorMac 5 1 England
22 Jun 2013 7:16PM
Nice shot and detail...
27 Jun 2013 3:48PM
Pheww, what more can I say
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 7:50PM
Absolutely stunning, Ade, as is the rest of your portfolio.
Well done, my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 Jul 2013 9:22AM
six years...and a good looking one too.
21 Jul 2013 1:59PM
Stunning shot....lovely p/f..

22 Jul 2013 4:57PM
Great detail, lovely image.
22 Jul 2013 6:17PM
First class work!

26 Jul 2013 10:18AM
Wonderful macro image
Regards Brian
michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 9:38PM
ginz04 14 281 20 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2013 1:02PM
hi Ade

Brilliant picture - have you done your own photo book - your pictures would be great - try my publisher if you wait for offers she can do one depending on size from 30 - 90
21 May 2014 3:43PM
Excellent Macro work Ade, just Stunning.
This is excellent, so much detail. Smile

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