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ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Aug 2011 12:06PM
ASTOUNDING timing and image. Sheesh.



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User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2011 12:10PM
Super capture.
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
6 Aug 2011 12:12PM
Wow, what timing and what a result mate....kept that one quiet didn't you?

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
6 Aug 2011 12:12PM
Difficult to tell when they're what's known as Teneral, (just emerged) however I'd be more inclined to think it was a Common Darter, but I've been known to wrong on countless occasions Smile What I can say is this is an excellent find and as you rightly say a very tricky capture, which you've done with aplomb!.. Quality image and very deserving of an award IMHO.....Shortlisted.

6 Aug 2011 12:38PM
Superb nature shot.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Aug 2011 1:33PM
Wow! Incredible. Perfect timing. Excellent capture............Sandy
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2011 1:44PM
Superb shot, Gazza, hope you got a series out of this emergence.
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
6 Aug 2011 1:57PM

Quote:Superb shot, Gazza, hope you got a series out of this emergence.

Unfortunately it started raining so I had to pack up, just happy I got this stage though.
Cheers for all the great comments.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2011 2:49PM
Top perseverance and timing Gazza, well done, top natural history photo
6 Aug 2011 3:30PM
Well worth getting soaked, fantastic capture
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2011 7:02PM
Great natural history photography.

Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
6 Aug 2011 7:29PM
Came back for another look, can't believe this ain't getting more votes?????? Sad
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
6 Aug 2011 11:25PM
WOW!! excellent, shortlisted. got to try this focus stacking, i cant get one pic of someat let alone a bunch of them but gotta keep practicing, although cant see me getting this good, as defo dont do wet.lesley
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Aug 2011 7:58PM
Brilliant Gary,expect to see this in the comps this coming season.
AlleyCatz 12 274 6 England
7 Aug 2011 10:09PM
Superb and well worth all your efforts.

Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
7 Aug 2011 10:16PM
Thanks for all the positive comments and to Pete for the EC, I'm well chuffed. Grin
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
7 Aug 2011 10:20PM
Congrats Gaz...hard work paid off mate and fingers crossed Wink
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
7 Aug 2011 11:11PM
Well done boi, tis good.Grin
Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
8 Aug 2011 8:05AM
That is an astounding image Gary. Well deserving of all the awards. Many, many congratulations.

BydoR9 7 9 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 8:47AM
Belter! Smile
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
8 Aug 2011 9:12AM
Nailed on my friend.....fantastic effort and great result - POTW, go boy.

Told ya didn't I !! Wink
alfpics Plus
16 362 2 England
8 Aug 2011 10:44AM
Superb! Worth getting wet for!
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
8 Aug 2011 12:40PM
Wow, POTW.....not sure the wife would appreciate a canavs of this above our fireplace! LOL Wink
8 Aug 2011 1:07PM
Well done Gaz on getting POTW about time, keep up the good work !
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
8 Aug 2011 5:01PM
biggest congrats on the well deserved awards.lesley
Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
8 Aug 2011 6:29PM
Wow, awards across the board. You can retire now!!!!! Really made up for you Gary.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 8:02PM
An outstanding capture of a rarely seen event. A multi-award winner of the highest quality.
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2011 10:59PM

Quote:Positive ID would be welcome, I'm going for Black Darter.


UR 100% right, U done good job.
dandeakin 10 209 3 England
9 Aug 2011 8:47PM
very impressive
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
10 Aug 2011 1:11AM
Congrats Butty GrinGrin
john_starkey 7 2 3 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 4:03AM
Absolutely brilliant,well worth getting soaked for,

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2011 4:24AM
A well deserved photo of the week! Outstanding subject, great sharp shot, incredible image! IB
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
10 Aug 2011 1:31PM
wow and brilliant !! congrats on all the awards !!!Grin
10 Aug 2011 10:33PM
Stunning Gary well done on photo of the week.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2011 9:02AM
Brilliant - well deserved awards Smile
tanyard 11 109 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2011 2:27PM
What a catch. Well done Gary. Absoluteky breathtaking
11 Aug 2011 7:27PM
Gazza a stunner well done!!!
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
11 Aug 2011 10:22PM

Quote:Gazza a stunner well done!!!

Thats not who I think it is issit ????? Tongue
Suehh 11 39 6 England
12 Aug 2011 3:44AM
Brilliant! Congratulations on your well deserved awards
ge22y 9 115 12 Wales
12 Aug 2011 7:26PM
Nice one Gazza!!! Are we going to see it in print this season?
Dyl001 8 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2011 1:42PM
Lucky shot, Well done you must please with this Wink
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
13 Aug 2011 3:01PM
One in a million
Weasellady 16 53 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2011 4:21PM
What a wonderful shot!
25 Aug 2011 10:47AM
stunning-that all i can say.

fishiee 14 478 3 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2011 1:21PM
Only just stumbled across this. A cracking capture of a special moment I've never been fortunate enough to see yet.

I'd have gone for the option of a soaking as well if the opportunity arose! Smile I'd have probably stuck it out through the rain as well for the opportunity to get a full emergence sequence as opportunitys like this don't come about often.

When you say stacked, how many images went into this shot? And what software did you use? Stacking images is something I keep meaning to play with properly to get greater depth of field in macro shots.

I'm sure it looks great over the fireplace... I believe that when winning POTW you can get away with sending a different image for the canvas print if you want. Back when I won one they had no idea what my winning image was so I could have sent anything. I did send the original image, however advised someone else that won not soon after me to try a different image and they got a nice family pic blown up on a canvas instead of a macro shot. There must be a lot of people out there with canvas prints of stunning images, but not necessarily images you'd want hung up in the lounge! Smile
15 Sep 2011 4:58AM
Quite brilliant, you should be very proud of this one.....I've come across Praying Mantis and Grasshoppers 'drying out' next to their shed skin but have never been lucky enough to find them in the act.....I think I need to get up earlier in the morning.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
30 Sep 2011 3:09PM
Wonderful............don't you just love natureGrin

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