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Dragon fly I think ?

Help please with ID - Literally straight out of the camera all bar cropped a little off the rhs and sharpened for web....really !!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 55-250mm IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:135mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Broad BodidedChaser ....
Username:Alan_Coles Alan_Coles
Uploaded:9 Jun 2011 - 12:46 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Drafgonfly, General, Wildlife / nature
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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 1:06 PM

Excellent detail but have not got a clue what it is Sad

Brian............................

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janty66
janty66  8 England
9 Jun 2011 - 1:15 PM

Might be a Broad-bodied chaser.
Great capture...

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Terry L
Terry L Plus Member 11581 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 1:24 PM

A fine capture of this Female Broad Bodied Chaser.

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Alan_Coles
9 Jun 2011 - 1:26 PM

Thanks Both for the id...not have a clue what it was Smile

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Platchet
Platchet  8 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 1:40 PM

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!
You been to the new wildlife park then?
Stunning mate.
gazza

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soulofharmony

its a broad body Chaser . damsel . janty is right..

beautiful rich colours & excellent details composed beautifully.. stunning

heres a site i use... hope it helps Smile

http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/home

Nikki !!!!

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sophis
sophis  9136 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 1:48 PM

stunning capture!

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Alan_Coles
9 Jun 2011 - 1:55 PM


Quote: Its a broad body Chaser . damsel . janty is right..

beautiful rich colours & excellent details composed beautifully.. stunning

heres a site i use... hope it helps Smile

http://www.british-dragonflies.org.uk/home

Nikki !!!!

Many thanks for the link Nikki, bookmarked


Quote: Wow!!!!!!!!!!!
You been to the new wildlife park then?
Stunning mate.
gazza

Ye, it was a bit dead when I got there....lol

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 2:00 PM

A fabulous capture, superb details. What a beauty............Sandy

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achieverswales

Afternoon Al
This is awsome mate, clarity and DOF 20-20, one of the best I have seen here.

Regards

Trev.

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1418745 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 3:00 PM

Wow!!! The thumbnail did this no justice open to normal starts to get interesting but the full views is where you need to be for an amazing close up. Detail in the wings is astounding. Nice one!

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JackieB
JackieB  5 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 3:06 PM

Amazing image.....brilliant

Jackie

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oll1e Plus Member 857 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 3:26 PM

cracking image Al ,such detail .Amazing Wink

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oll1e Plus Member 857 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 3:26 PM

Hey congrats fella whoop whoopTongue

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Platchet
Platchet  8 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 3:42 PM

Congrats mate, told you it was good Wink
Gazza

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Adderwatcher
9 Jun 2011 - 3:46 PM

Stunning capture, the detail is incredable!
Scott

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BillyGoatGruff

Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Incredible, Al!

Did you use a camera? or just nail it to the screen?????

Bill

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TimMunsey
TimMunsey Plus Member 486 forum postsTimMunsey vcard United Kingdom
9 Jun 2011 - 4:18 PM

Yep, that's a Wow moment, thanks for that.

Tim

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 4:21 PM

Great shot Alan. Congrats on your well deserved EC.
Ron

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vickyf
vickyf Plus Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 4:47 PM

Gorgeous - superb detail.

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TonyDy
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9 Jun 2011 - 4:55 PM

Brilliant shot, Al.
Tony

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NigelKiteley
9 Jun 2011 - 4:58 PM

An outstanding image Alan, amazing detail mate!

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susanbarton
9 Jun 2011 - 5:02 PM

WOW wonderful detail and colour

Susan

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Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 5:42 PM

Absolutely awesome Alan. Superb dof and detail.
When I first saw this I thought you had tried stacking as it is sharp throughout and that bg fantastic
You've got the bug now.
A thoroughly deserved EC
Richard

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Beverleycole
9 Jun 2011 - 5:53 PM

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pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 5:57 PM

congrats on the award very worthy IMHO

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cassiecat
cassiecat  739 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 7:23 PM

thats a stunner, just noticed the EC. congrats you Grin and the user awards too, no need for me to shortlist Wink lesley

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9 Jun 2011 - 7:34 PM

Stunning detail

dven

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Greyheron
Greyheron Plus Member 13278 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 7:40 PM

Beautifully photographed - superb detail.

Mike

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 7:44 PM

Stunning, certainly deserving of all it's awards.
Steve.

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9180 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 7:59 PM

Awesome image Al, cracking detail. Congrats on all the awards
Steve

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clive burrow
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9 Jun 2011 - 8:27 PM

congrats on all the well deserved awards, a cracker of an image

Clive

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DaveBartlett
9 Jun 2011 - 9:41 PM

Superb detail and that lighting is just awesome!

Dave

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ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jun 2011 - 10:15 PM

Out of this world

Keith

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PhillipMinnis
10 Jun 2011 - 6:15 AM

An absolutely amazing macro image, Alan! One of the best I've seen!

Congratulations on all your awards! Well-deserved!


Cheers

Phil

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cassiecat  739 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 6:35 AM

even more awards, well done Smile

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 92322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 7:17 AM

I think you have a POTW here Alan,stunning doesn't do this justice.
Hope it prints for you.
Tom.

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Alan_Baseley
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10 Jun 2011 - 8:44 AM

Superb capture Alan,
Alan

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 559 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 9:03 AM

Worthy of all those awards. A brilliant capture. outstanding photography.
Alun

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 9:31 AM

Fabulous detail and well worthy of ALL the awards, never seen anything better of this insect. Excellent work.

Dougie

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harrattp  8 England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2011 - 8:29 PM

Totally awesome, with this much detail you don't need to stack.

Paul

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Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 7:37 AM

The EC, GEA and four UA's sum up this shot - top quality

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dmhuynh72  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 10:09 AM

Deserved all the awards Al, such fine detail captured here and good bg too. I was shocked you managed to get such fine detail with the 55-250mm IS lens. Just goes to show how skillful you are Al.

have a good weekend
Yung

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barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2011 - 5:06 PM

A big congrats on all the awards.... wonderful capture

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 103469 forum posts United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2011 - 10:30 AM

That's just exquisite. One to be proud of for sure. Very well deserved collection of awards.

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Ian-Munro
Ian-Munro  7200 forum posts Wales15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2011 - 7:23 PM

Very nice mate, macro and dragonflies etc do absolutely nowt for me but I can appreciate how hard they are to get and in focus too so big up yourself dude.


ps and a comment from Pete! That can't be badTongue

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12 Jun 2011 - 10:09 PM

Amazing detail and clarity in this awesome close up

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Fantastic capture Al - congratulation on all the awards !!

Chris

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Morgs
Morgs  7 Wales62 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2011 - 1:14 PM

Simply stunning work Al. I've clearly been neglecting the site as I wasn't aware that you had taken this shot. It ss one of the best I have ever seen of such a creature. Pin sharp and with so much detail. Thoroughly deserving of all the awards. Well done indeed.

Dave

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