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Golden Ringed Dragonfly

By AshTree
OK, I know it's a cliche, everyone does it, but I've never managed to get this close to a dragonfly before, so indulge me.... just this once ....I promise I won't ever upload a dragonfly image again Wink.

My husband spotted this while we were out walking the dog - it was just hanging from the leaf, totally still - probably asleep, or maybe drunk on nectar, lol! I didn't have my tripod with me, so this was hand held at 300mm.

Anyway, hope you like it, hope it's not tooooooo boring, lol!!

Thanks for all your c and c on my Classic Boat Reflection - any comments on today's offering will be gratefully appreciated.


Tags: Dragonfly Close-up and macro Golden ringed Wildlife and nature

Voters: StephenBrighton, Cormy, rpba18205 and 30 more

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JdeNLucas 9 4 3
10 Aug 2010 11:05AM
Lovely images

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Ezo 8 7 England
10 Aug 2010 11:09AM
It's a great shot, excellent detail.
I simply love dragonflies so I say keep em' coming.
9 10 10 England
10 Aug 2010 11:26AM
Two very good, well detailed images.
superb macro work,great colros and details!
10 Aug 2010 12:05PM
Two great close-up's

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2010 12:41PM
two wonderful detailed close up's theresa cracking colours v1 for me today nice one Wink
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Aug 2010 2:06PM
Both great shots Theresa. Wonderful detail captured..........Sandy
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2010 2:23PM
Cant decide between them ... so a half vote each
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
10 Aug 2010 5:59PM
This is a fantastic dragonfly capture-- expecially as you say it is hand held. You have managed sharpness from head to tail alsong with those great colors!

I have worked long and hard on perfecting dragonfly shots-- envious that this is your first!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Aug 2010 6:59PM
What a wonderful colour, and so very nicely captured, Theresa. Like both, but it has to be the whole dragonfly in V1 for me.
TrevB Smile
AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
10 Aug 2010 9:56PM
Thank you everyone for your comments. Jennnn - no envy necessary, lol. It was like taking candy from a baby.... the dragonfly was so still, I couldn't fail really Wink

Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2010 12:29PM
Theresa so well captured, not at all bored's pin sharp! and what a them both
11 Aug 2010 1:03PM
Two superbly detailed shots, Theresa, so very well captured, I have never been lucky enough to have one stay still.
wattley 8 11 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 1:23PM
I love dragonflies too....they are so difficult to capture correctly,which ,to me ,makes it all the more pleasing when I ghet it right.Great capture.Smile
21 Aug 2010 5:01PM
so well taken!
PhilT2 Plus
8 466 29 England
8 Sep 2010 9:37AM
Super shot
17 Sep 2010 8:56PM
Two excellent images Theresa. Fabulous detail.

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