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By brian usher  
This Ruddy Darter (sympetrum sanguineum male)was hunting from this conveniently isolated reed. Flying off regularly and returning to the same spot sometimes with small prey. In this pose the wings were approximatelly at right angles to the body making it difficult to obtain focus for a hand held shot so I opted to blur the bachground instead. Not really sure it works?

f8, 1/320sec, ISO400

Comments appreciated.


Tags: Dragonfly Close-up and macro Ruddy darter Wildlife and nature

Voters: GlaSsDraGon, Kim Walton, Pogs and 14 more

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Kim Walton 14 145 30 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 7:49AM
Incredable detail,well done.

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Rodmac 12 17 Scotland
1 Aug 2006 8:39AM
Pin sharp macro, nice composition and background.
piccy 12 8 Wales
1 Aug 2006 8:45AM
Smashing image. Totally focused on the Darter.
brian usher 14 70 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:15PM
Thanks everyone for your comments.

bumbleb3 12 358 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:51PM
very good mcro shot.I like the movement in the wings
anthhope 12 1 England
1 Aug 2006 6:46PM
Great posture, colour and detail
Paul_cats Plus
12 61 22 Scotland
5 Aug 2006 8:55PM
You certainly got the raw end of the deal with only 14 votes for this one. Great shot Brian with absolutely pin sharp detail and excellent DOF.

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