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Scarce Chaser II

By Glostopcat  
A scarce chaser dragonfly seen beside the River Avon at Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire back in mid June. I was quite fortunate to see a good number of these rare dragonflies on my walk along the riverbank. V2 is especially for Silly Sunday and is of my mate Gwyn "Sparky" Hughes, an electrical inspector at the Cheltenham food and drink festival in Montpellier earlier this summer. He was conducting a Health & Safety Assessment prior to the event taking place and has gone just a little over the top in protecting himself against any possible hazards that he may encounter, in fact the only thing he's missing is a safety helmet and a high visibility jacket!BlushWinkGrinTongue

Tags: Close-up and macro River avon Glos Tewkesbury Wildlife and nature Silly Sunday Health and safety Humour and fun Scarce Chaser dragonfly

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Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2014 1:35AM
The Scarse Chaser is superb Ed - wonderful detail and pin sharp.
Your friend sums up the Health & Safety rules these days - nice one!
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
12 Oct 2014 1:53AM
Fabulous detail Ed. Your friend is giving you the thumbs up. Things are good.
debu 11 India
12 Oct 2014 2:04AM
Lovely images.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2014 2:56AM
Whilst image one is quite superb, image two well, the jury is out on that one...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
12 Oct 2014 3:32AM
V1..Good dragon fly. V2... out with flowers in with MaryJane. At least that is a recent commercial boom here in British Columbia, Washington State and I think Colorado. Growing and selling 'medicinal' pot is now legal. I don't smoke anything but some who do seem mellow enough. Live and let live. We have that same dragon fly. Maybe he is Canadian?
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
12 Oct 2014 4:04AM
this is amazing !
and beautiful...
Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
12 Oct 2014 4:34AM
A super image captured in V1 ! Interesting image in V2 Smile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
12 Oct 2014 5:38AM
V.1 is simply stunning, Ed.
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2014 6:46AM
Great images Ed. V1 is amazing.

12 Oct 2014 7:20AM
Stunning image (V1). Super sharp. Well captured.
MaryFaith 7 59 New Zealand
12 Oct 2014 7:31AM
Love V1 - magic detail! Well done! Smile

Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2014 8:15AM
Beautiful detail on your dragonfly Ed, a wonderful capture.
12 Oct 2014 9:27AM
Excellent capture Ed, great detail,
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
12 Oct 2014 10:19AM
Outstanding capture Ed- superb wing to wing detail. Lucky you seeing a fair number of these.
FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
12 Oct 2014 11:27AM
Superb Ed, the wing detail is excellent and so is the body head to tail, one of your very best,
12 Oct 2014 12:05PM
Great detail Ed'. And a fun V2.

Nikonuser1 Plus
9 167 16 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2014 12:35PM
V1 a super capture Ed, V2 GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
12 Oct 2014 12:38PM
Very sharp, Ed !!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
12 Oct 2014 1:54PM
A fantastic dragonfly image!
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
12 Oct 2014 3:53PM
Stunning shot Ed. Marvellous capture.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
DerekL 16 228 24 England
12 Oct 2014 6:48PM
Cracking image of the Chaser Ed.
Sharp tip to tip detail on the subject.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2228 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2014 8:48PM
How wonderful to see such a care dragonfly, Ed.
Sparky looks to be a danger to OTHERS, quite scary.
12 Oct 2014 9:10PM
Great shot Ed. loved V2. Cathy
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
12 Oct 2014 9:14PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
12 Oct 2014 11:16PM
A well detailed shot Ed.
And hope Sparky has his safety boots on !!
cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2014 11:23PM
an outstanding capture Ed, the detail on this is pin sharp and spot on, V2 an excellent silly sunday shot of Sparkey and he has even given it the thumbs up himself

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