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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
7 Aug 2013 5:45AM
Carol that is a tough question. They are both excellent. His little face is so cute and it looks like he is smiling in V2. Yet there is something about V1 that's beautiful. So, sorry both equal I'm afraid.......Sandy

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Aug 2013 5:50AM
Definitely V2 for me Carol !! Beautiful images !
7 Aug 2013 6:01AM
Yes, V2 for me, too.
The bright image reveals the detail we expect from you, Carol.
Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:06AM
I've got to sit on the fence and say both equal Carol - both have fine quality that only you can produce, stunning.
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:15AM
V2 just pips it for me Carol but only by a whisker great shots though.SmileSmile
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
7 Aug 2013 6:44AM
Lovely as usual Carol.

dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:45AM
Version 2

fentiger 16 916 23 England
7 Aug 2013 6:51AM
I am with the majority ~ No. 2!!

RonnieAG Plus
7 154 118 Scotland
7 Aug 2013 7:29AM
V 2 just pips it for me too, Carol, the back lighting really helping to show off the intricate detail of the insect so well.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:31AM
cjl47 9 4 3 England
7 Aug 2013 7:47AM
Good shots but #2 for me
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 7:48AM
A pair of quite outstanding images Carol. For me I rather like the point of view shown in image number one, however one cannot argue that image number two is superb. The back lighting bringing this gorgeous creature to life as it warms in the wonderful light.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
7 Aug 2013 7:49AM
so delicate...V2 for me GrinGrin
7 Aug 2013 8:10AM
2 fine captures Carol, V2 also my favourite,
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:12AM
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:23AM
V2 is my favourite .... those wings ... whoah!!!!!
7 Aug 2013 9:55AM
Two amazing close ups Carol. I love them both.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 9:56AM
another one I keep trying for - well done Carol
8 10 10 England
7 Aug 2013 10:01AM
Got to be V2 Carol.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 10:11AM
Definitely v2 for me Carol - the light through his wings is special.
7 Aug 2013 10:14AM
V for me. Just the right moment to catch him/her.

danbrann 13 636 17
7 Aug 2013 10:53AM
I'm going for V1 Carol.Maybe I should change my mind as everyone else is going for V2. I do wish you wouldn't give us such difficult choices.
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 11:14AM
I think V2 just edges it but they are both great shots, Carol.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
7 Aug 2013 11:18AM
Excellent close ups especially V2
7 Aug 2013 11:27AM
Two superb shots, again, Carol!!
V2 for me but, a difficult choice!!Smile

7 Aug 2013 11:44AM
cracking good captures

7 Aug 2013 11:58AM
Lovely V2 .
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 12:00PM
Lovely Carol..both
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
7 Aug 2013 12:16PM
A hard decision, Carol! Both are equally delightful, and think they're worth half a vote each Wink
Trev Smile
A superb pair of macro's Carol, excellent detail.
7 Aug 2013 1:02PM
Enjoying both views ! But great to see the detail in the wings ! looks good even on my awful computer screen at work !
Ayoob 6 Australia
7 Aug 2013 2:56PM
Two excellent shots ,Carol .........GrinGrinGrin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Aug 2013 3:07PM
light for me... although I like the perch in v1
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 3:36PM
V2 for me Carol - I love the way the darter stands out from the b/g.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 5:00PM
The bright light in V2 accentuates the transparency of the wings, so V2 for me too.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
7 Aug 2013 5:43PM
That is like which do you like better, chocolate ice cream or strawberry shortcake!!!!
I love them both for different reasons.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:15PM
V2 but only just, because that light enhances the lovely wing detail!
EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:21PM
V2 great capture. 🐜😊

marktc Plus
7 96 15 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 6:29PM
On gossamer wings. Superb
ColleenA Plus
5 347 5 Australia
7 Aug 2013 6:59PM
2 stunning images carol...well captured
7 Aug 2013 7:18PM
2 stunnersSmileSmileSmileSmile
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:25PM
Love the light on the wings in V2, superb shots Carol.
myrab 11 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 8:36PM
Both good images Carol, but 2 for me.

V2 gets my vote its a stunning shot.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
7 Aug 2013 11:14PM
V2 by a country mile, the light and clarity are for superior
pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1952 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 11:25PM
Your pov on V1 is excellent, making the dragonfly stand proud of the blurred background, and with the foliage splaying outwards as if exploding.
Then you give us V2, with such wonderful light, highlighting those wings and giving a dark background. A much closer and more detailed shot and I can understand why most people are preferring this one.
For me, they both have their individual merits, and I can't favour one over the other.
Both excellent, Carol.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2013 5:44AM
Stunning "golden Beastie" Carol... So well captured!
I like both images for different reasons... Can't pick one... GrinGrinGrin
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
8 Aug 2013 9:52AM
Two amazing images, but have a tendency towards V2.
Stunning captures.
Hilary (*_*)
costas Plus
10 2 2 Greece
8 Aug 2013 3:53PM
V2 for me but very hard to choose because of the impact of V1 Your shots are amassing as usual.

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