Having A Rest

By KarenFB
This (the male) was taken just after the 'marital' flight of the Broad-bodied Chasers. It's amazing just how fast they can fly, I didn't manage an 'in-flight' shot. The female then flew up and down the pond 'dapping' her eggs over the water weeds. Ain't nature wonderful!!

Is it my eyesight, or is he a little soft, head and tail? (I tried sharpening it, but it just ended up over sharpened)

Tags: Insect Dragonfly Broad-bodied chaser Wildlife and nature

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ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
13 Jun 2015 12:46PM
Looks just about perfect to me.

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CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
13 Jun 2015 12:49PM
A tad soft in the head on my screen, Karen, but nonetheless a superb image.
Mike_Young Plus
13 21 9 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 1:08PM
Just a smidgin Karen, super shot
boov 6 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 1:29PM
Great shot....
ali63 7 778 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 1:46PM
Slightly soft on the end of the tail, great image of this beautiful male,

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Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
13 Jun 2015 2:07PM
The wings look great and the whole image looks super.
DonMc 11 3 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 3:02PM
With the depth of field you had at this angle, difficult to have done better Karen, Super image!Smile
TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 3:21PM
Great shot, Karen.
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
13 Jun 2015 4:18PM
Thanks everyone! Smile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2015 4:55PM
Looks superb Karen, lovely detail.
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netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
13 Jun 2015 5:43PM
Karen this is a superb close up with some lovely detailsSmile
Mendipman 8 3 England
13 Jun 2015 6:39PM
Excellent capture Karen, great wing detail and dof.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
13 Jun 2015 10:43PM
A most impressive close up of this male broad bodied chaser, such excellent detail and clarity.
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
14 Jun 2015 5:45AM
Wow! Thank you everyone! I really didn't expect this one to do so well!

Ed: Thank you so much for your User Award! All I need now is some sunshine for our barbecue this afternoon and the day will be perfect! Smile
14 Jun 2015 1:31PM
Yes Karen that hits the spot.Nice image ...............Robin

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