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Male Broad Bodied Chaser

By proberts
Went to Skomer today only for the boats to be cancelled because of a northerly wind. 21st centuary technology eh. So to make the most of the day we went to the Manor House wildlife park in Tenby which is now owned by Anna Ryder Richardson. She and her team have worked wonders in this place and the Wallabies and lemurs are a walk around pen in which they come right up to you and you can even pet them. Great for photography as no wires or glass. So in this great place we found this dragonfly and started firing away.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: mattberry, StephenBrighton, lawbert and 47 more

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great image, well taken,.......adrian

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jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
25 May 2010 7:59PM
Excellent pin sharp details

Peter
25 May 2010 8:04PM
Very very nice, good colours.
25 May 2010 8:26PM
a very amazing shot
Phil_Morgan Plus
11 182 1 Wales
25 May 2010 8:30PM
You Tart! In the car on the way home, burnt to a crisp! Nice one mate.
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
25 May 2010 8:40PM
Beautiful Bokeh Andrew,very good detail on the Dragon too...nice one.
proberts Plus
13 218 4 Wales
25 May 2010 8:52PM
Thanks everyone, very much appreciated.
Lol phil, couldn't resist. Not burnt that much which I,m suprised at with the amount of sun we had. Still gutted about not getting to skomer though.
Andrew.
Well worth all that climb over the fence, Andrew

Phil G
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
25 May 2010 9:18PM
Worth the patient wait for this to land Andrew.
An enjoyable day despite the non Skomer boat.Drafting a big letter to those organisers.
Thanks for your company.
Tom.
DerekL Plus
12 187 24 England
25 May 2010 9:51PM
Getting an image as good as this must go a little to make up for your disappointment.
Well taken!
25 May 2010 9:55PM
A top quality shot Andrew, well done indeed.
Yeah, that Wildlife Park is absolutely brilliant for photography, I really enjoyed it there.
Well captured.
Geoff.
25 May 2010 10:44PM
Excellent macro
proberts Plus
13 218 4 Wales
25 May 2010 10:55PM
Cheers everyone, very much appreciated.
Andrew.
tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 4:13PM
a classic shot Andrew.
Been down the no sailing route at Skomer myself.
Damn infuriating.

Adrian
proberts Plus
13 218 4 Wales
31 May 2010 10:58AM
Cheers Adrian.
I know,very frustrating especially when you get up at 3.30 am. The worst part though the weather turned for the better a couple of hours later. They call it off too quick i think.

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