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Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 5:52AM
They are more than half decent Carol! Two lovely images of this beautiful damselfly, love the silhouette effect in v2 it really shows off how hairy his legs are!! Super shots.

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 5:53AM
What can I say Carol? You have put a huge smile on my face with this amazing (Green) damsel! She shines like an emerald! Beautiful shot...
Have a lovely day,
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
8 Jul 2013 6:09AM
V1 is very nice Carol.......Sandy
Ray12 Plus
5 135 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 6:18AM
A really beautiful set of images Ray. I am not saying this works all the time but I have found if you find out where they are flying try placing long sticks/bean poles in the ground in that area, some times they will use the stick as a vantage point.. sitting on the side or top. Grin
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
8 Jul 2013 7:06AM
Lovely capture

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
8 Jul 2013 7:09AM
Aha.. tricks (or should that be sticks) of the trade Smile I shall remember Ray's advice. Smile A lovely iridescent green, Carol, and it fills the frame well in v1.

ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
8 Jul 2013 7:24AM
Wow Carol....2 superb images, well captured
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
8 Jul 2013 7:34AM
A rather sulty and mysterious damsel in V2. I like it.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:34AM
Two different but both super shots

You get some great ideas here but adding extra long bean poles to my camera kit will guarantee even more strange looks from the unenlightened British public! I think I'll just leave damsel fly shots to others!f
They just get better!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:45AM
V 2 really is special.....
8 Jul 2013 7:53AM
Two super images, Carol!
So well detailed!

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
8 Jul 2013 7:56AM
Two fine images but I prefer No. 1.

mossy 5 46 1 England
8 Jul 2013 8:09AM
Well photographed Carol.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Jul 2013 8:31AM
I would call V 1 esp. rather better than 'half decent', Carol: excelent detail and iridescent greens captured.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:32AM
Fabulous Carol - love the iridescent colours. Smile

8 Jul 2013 8:35AM
V1 for me Carol, a fine capture,
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 8:42AM
Has to be the stunning shot of V1 for me
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
8 Jul 2013 8:47AM
You certainly managed a half decent image with this one Carol.
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:24AM
2 fantastic images and V2 is very scary. There are hundred's of these at Southampton Common.
Good captures one and all, like them both for different reasons , hard to pick a fav so half each.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Jul 2013 10:14AM
A lovely lady she is too - even if she wasn't totally co-operative! Two good 'uns here, Carol, especially V1, my fave Wink
Trev Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1918 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 10:27AM
V1 is beautifully judged and taken. I don't often want to fiddle with your composition, but could I suggest cropping a bit off the right, to take the diagonal of the stem up to the corner? The space on the right seems wasted and the left/centre of the frame heavy by comparison.
8 Jul 2013 10:37AM
has to be V1 for me today Carol fine work indeed

8 Jul 2013 10:37AM
Two cracking shots, Carol, love the green colour and wing movement in V1.
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
8 Jul 2013 10:38AM
A super capture of what looks to me to be an Emerald Damsel.
The stick trick is not so effective with damsels but a nailed on
certainty with dragonflies.
8 Jul 2013 10:49AM
one of your VERY BEST

8 Jul 2013 11:10AM
Stunning beautiful V1 Carol, little bit too close for me the V2.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
8 Jul 2013 11:39AM
Damsels loitering in shady areas? That'll teach you to try and get insects shots in Soho.

Wonderful shot you've got in V1, though, Carol Grin

And that's a good tactic with the bean poles!

Andrew Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 12:08PM
Afternoon Carol - justWink

V1 has turned out remarkably well, considering the conditions you were underSmile

+21C in the shade at work

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
8 Jul 2013 12:09PM
V2 is incredible
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
8 Jul 2013 12:21PM
These are much better than "half decent"!
Quite a set I'd say.
8 Jul 2013 12:31PM
Having a lunchtime look in ! love V2 and they are decent (not the X rated birds and bees thing !)Wink
sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 1:04PM
Two great images and I like them both xx
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 1:50PM
Lovely shot, Carol.
Hi Carol v1 for me today, good capture
Best regards,
superb macro shots carol,love v1,excellent light and pin sharp.ray
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 3:43PM
A wonderfully sharp and extremely colourful Damsel Fly. Version number one being the pick of the pair.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
8 Jul 2013 4:19PM
V1 for me the composition ...... you have left space for the fly to look into which in my view is how it should be....if there was room in the frame a slight tilt of the canvas to put the perch in the RH corner would be preferable, just my personal thoughts though Wink

PS: ID: now made on my image today.
8 Jul 2013 5:19PM
Beautiful captures, Carol!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 5:20PM
Two fabulous shots Carol, both excellent for different reasons... But it's v2 for me!
8 Jul 2013 6:33PM
v1 is stunning
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
8 Jul 2013 6:35PM
well captured Carol

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:12PM
Great capture Smile

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Jul 2013 7:49PM
Top class macro Carol.GrinGrin:
basith 5 7 Sri Lanka
8 Jul 2013 8:27PM
wonderfully sharp pic.
V1 is lovely ....

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
8 Jul 2013 8:52PM
A beautiful specimen Carol - lovely colours.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:09PM
Are you trying to tell me that the damselflies did not co-operate and that they ignored your instructions, Carol? I can't believe it!
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
8 Jul 2013 9:15PM
Absolutely wonderful Carol.
V1 for me.....gorgeous.
richmowil Plus
9 335 2 England
8 Jul 2013 9:15PM
2 tremendous images!! Great detail!!
8 Jul 2013 9:18PM
Well done Carol, V1 really nice detail and excellent colour.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:36PM
Well Carol we're learning a few new tricks here about how some images come about!
Gorgeous emerald damselfly!
8 Jul 2013 11:30PM
Great shots
8 Jul 2013 11:36PM
TWo brilliant shots Carol..Lin
10 Jul 2013 12:35AM
Una gran captura.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Jul 2013 6:14AM
love the rally stripes.. don't know about stick tricks?
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Jul 2013 12:41AM
Looks just like the emerald damselfly which i saw and photographed today at Coombe Hill nature reserve between Gloucester and Tewkesbury

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