Mrs. Blue Dasher

By taggart  
Mrs/ Blue Dasher

A lady who is often seen near ponds and streams but upland rather than on the water or near it. Later, they do lay their eggs in the water. The male is highly protective and often combative with other males.

Aka:Pachydiplax longipennis, 1.4 inches

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11 Jun 2013 12:22AM
Super image Jenn, great detail captured,

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Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 12:26AM
Wow! how close did you want to be, such detail!

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Jun 2013 12:36AM
With f/14 you have the whole insect in perfect focus, Jenn, yet well set apart from the b/g: very well executed macro shot.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 Jun 2013 12:40AM
Excellent details Jenn. A superb capture.......Sandy
11 Jun 2013 12:45AM
I think the background is not ideal but still a stunning shot.
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
11 Jun 2013 12:49AM
I knew this had to be yours as soon as I saw the thumbnail.
Not only do you have pin sharp detail but a wonderful background bokeh as well.
I like your included commentary -- very informative.
Potra 5 Venezuela
11 Jun 2013 12:52AM
I can see her eyelashes! This is such a great shot.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 1:07AM
Wonderful image Jenn and a beautiful bokeh.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
11 Jun 2013 2:40AM
Well taken great shot.
This jumped out of the thumbnails with your style all over it, Jenn. Crisp, sharp and beautiful.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
11 Jun 2013 3:23AM
Superb details

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
11 Jun 2013 4:57AM
What an excellent capture this is Jenn !! Very well taken Smile
11 Jun 2013 6:32AM
Superb macro!I like it a lot!Smile
Regards Valery
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 7:02AM
Excellent macro shot and a very helpful description. As for the background, it places the insect in context, is blurred enough not to be distracting and as these creatures rarely cooperate by coming into the studio and posing patiently, I think it is the best possible.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 7:47AM
Set off well by that dappled backdrop Jenn

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
11 Jun 2013 7:51AM
Wonderful detail, excellent macro shot. Ann.
11 Jun 2013 8:26AM
Superb. Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
11 Jun 2013 8:41AM
Crisp and detailed, Jenn.

fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
11 Jun 2013 10:02AM
Impressive macro capture Jennn.

boov 5 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 11:26AM
What a cracker....
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Jun 2013 12:34PM
Congratulations on the awards Jenn! Well deserved it is a cracking capture.


jdinne 15 16 England
11 Jun 2013 12:56PM
Stunning Jenn, great skill involved here.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 1:47PM
Top notch!
11 Jun 2013 1:49PM
Awesome capture!!
11 Jun 2013 1:50PM
Una excelente captura.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
11 Jun 2013 2:35PM
Stunning Image!!
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
11 Jun 2013 2:36PM
Excellent Dragon take Jennn - a dream bg.
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 3:06PM
Thank you for the award Very nice surpriseWink
11 Jun 2013 3:06PM
Stunning capture Jenn!
myrab 12 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 3:49PM
Very beautiful, very sharp, great DOF.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
11 Jun 2013 4:25PM
What a splendid capture, Jennnn! Such crisp detail and colour Smile

Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 5:42PM
Fabulous close-up, Jenn.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
11 Jun 2013 5:59PM
Brilliant macro, Jenn.
Top quality here!

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 6:05PM
Excellent work so sharp
A splendid capture perfectly presented, F/14 sure did the job and keeping the BG blurred enough not to be distracting . good job well done Jenn
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
11 Jun 2013 7:28PM
Great macro shot Jennn.GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
11 Jun 2013 7:29PM
A superb capture, pin sharp with so much detail, amazing work
Shellio 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2013 8:46PM
That's a beauty!
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 7:24PM
Great detail in this Jenn
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Jun 2013 7:10PM
You've nailed this one Jenn, dragonfly on a stick images don't get much better than this
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 1:47AM
Stunning little beastie! Grin

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