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Not a clue?

Not a clue? by paddyman

Its a male Southern Hawker


Dragonfly!!!!! by jonah794

Hi Jonah, I know how frustrating Dragonflies can be, as I was out all morning trying to get pictures of Brown and Southern Hawkers with only one rather not very sharp Brown Hawker to show for it.

For the record this is a Common Darter, one of our smaller dragons. They are a nice species to photograph as you do let you approach quite closely and even when they do get spooked they often return to the same spot after a short while.

late summer Common Blue.

late summer Common Blue. by Johntemplewest

Nice shot John, but you have the ID wrong, Blue-tails dont have all that blue in the middle section. This is a Common Blue, and there are still lots of those about at the moment.

Wild Wolf..

Wild Wolf.. by digitalpic

Where are you on holiday Rob? wild Wolves I would love to see.

Wild Dorset !

Wild Dorset ! by graceland

Basically I would agree with Straw man, although being taken in someones garden probably does not allow you do do much about the food. Lighting is the main issue, and if you are limited to on camera flash then the best option is to use a dedicated flash with a diffuser such as the lightsphere which should get rid of the red eye and give much more even lighting.

GSW Juvenile in Rain

GSW Juvenile in Rain by User_Removed

Hi Andrew,

I love the detail on the bird, but looking at the larger image I find the noisy background stops this image being as quite as good as it could be. Some careful application of blur to that area of the image I feel would make an even better final result.

Dragonfly Emerging

Dragonfly Emerging by Joline

Sorry but this has nothing going for it, it is out of focus, noisy and processed to death.

I can only assume that 36 people are either in need of an urgent eye test or they are hunting for clicks.

bumble bee orchid

bumble bee orchid by sallyann

I'm afraid this is not a Bumble bee orchid (which is a mediterranean species) but a Bee orchid, which are actually quite common (well common enough to turn up in my lawn)

Bubble Blower

Bubble Blower by alliec

Top notch stuff, I may just have to get myself one of those E-65 macro lenses one day.

Blue-grass II

Blue-grass II by Wooly

Not to sure about the composition with this one. Although you have a wonderfully blurred background to me there is a bit too much of it, and I would have taken a good chunk from both the left and right margins.


Dragonfly by Bob_V

I think you guys should have gone to Specsavers.

I'm going to go against the grain here and say this shot should have hit the cutting room floor. It simply is not sharp enough, and in an attempt to rectify that it would appear a large dose of sharpening has been applied.


Damselfly by fossilized

You are lucky to get White-legged Damselflies in your garden. Spot on focus and great composition. My only niggle would be to much frame not enough insect.

Gossamer Wings

Gossamer Wings by phillips

No it's a boy, immature Common Blue to be precise.

19 spots

19 spots by ringyneck

This may have 19 spots but it is not a 19 spot ladybird, it is a Harlequin Ladybird (the big W gives it away).

19 spots are found in reedbeds and wetlands, which is why they are also called Water Ladybirds.

Orange Damselfly

Orange Damselfly by Wooly

This is actually a female Blue-tailed Damselfly. They come in 3 colour forms, this specimen is of the form rufescens

Red Damsel

Red Damsel by phillips

This is one of those photos that loses a lot of detail on the small version, but thats a problem with ePzs downsizing of the original image, which is sharp and full of detail.

This damsel is actually a female blue-tailed, which actually come in 3 colour forms (this is the rufescens form) if you are interested in what the other forms look like this ancient post shows all three.

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