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I was amazed to find these two dragonflies yesterday, I thought they had all disappeared for the winter months. V.2 has a very noisy background, but I still thought it worthy of a showing.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:winter dragons
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:10 Dec 2011 - 6:10 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Dragonfly, General, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature, Winter
Votes:72
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 6:22 AM

Morning Carol. What a pleasure to see dragonflies in December, and such nice shots of them too.

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accipiter
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10 Dec 2011 - 7:15 AM

I prefer the V! background but both are good captures, Carol. Extraordinary for the time of year. A

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 7:46 AM

What a joy for you to discover and be able to capture so well! Love V1 and the diagonal. Wish I still had my UA to offer!

Ann

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KarenFB
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10 Dec 2011 - 7:57 AM

Yes, I prefer version 1 too! A beautifully caught dragon against the perfect background!

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 8:08 AM

This is wonderful .Carol,very well done,
saeid

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User_Removed
10 Dec 2011 - 8:17 AM

Perfect, stunning detail.

Lucien.

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prabhusinha
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10 Dec 2011 - 8:23 AM

Great I missed U yesterday , dew 2 bad net connections. It is no good 2 day even.

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WhiteRose1
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10 Dec 2011 - 8:29 AM

v1 is such a strong composition but I like them both equally. Nicely done Carol.

Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 9:17 AM

Like them both, but V1 is a stunner Carol - so well detailed.Smile
Joan.

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 9:21 AM

Gosh! that is late, just goes to show you never know what you'll come across Smile Great captures

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 9:42 AM

Such excellent detail in both shots, Carol: does seem late in the season to be finding them!
Ronnie.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8749 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1241 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 9:51 AM

A click for V1's composition!
Moira

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SlowSong
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10 Dec 2011 - 10:02 AM

Terrific capture Carol. V1's a stunner. It looks great on those autumnal leaves, as though it's chosen them especially to match it's body colour.
Chris

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Growmore
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10 Dec 2011 - 10:06 AM

Superb capture in your V1 Carol excellent detail. Gary

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lonely_oryx
10 Dec 2011 - 10:07 AM

#1 is superb

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 10:29 AM

They look unreal V1 for composition for me
Certainly nothing like that around here in the North

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cjl47
cjl47  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 10:31 AM

Brilliant Carol. Have my User Award.
chris

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achieverswales
10 Dec 2011 - 10:54 AM

Morning Carol.
V1 is awesome the detail is excellent and exposure spot on. A winner all around.

Regards

Trev.

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 11:03 AM

Well spotted and captured Carol - I've seen a red darter the other day - couldn't believe my eyes - as to your ? the shot was taken on Ferring beach - Ina

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FeatherFriend
10 Dec 2011 - 11:05 AM

V1 is extremely good Carol but I like both,
Geoff.

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TonyDy
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10 Dec 2011 - 11:05 AM

Must be hardy types, Carol - well caught.
Tony

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Gray_ina
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10 Dec 2011 - 11:19 AM

Hi Carol bet that was a surprise, well taken and spotted regards gray

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bricurtis
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10 Dec 2011 - 11:59 AM

I prefer V1 Carol - what huge eyes it has.
Brian.

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Ade_Osman
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10 Dec 2011 - 2:07 PM

I saw a darter in the garden only last week Carol, but I think last nights hard frost will have done for him by now.....

Ade

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
10 Dec 2011 - 2:10 PM

2 nicely captured shots Carol. I actually like V2 best. Moira

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Daisymaye
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10 Dec 2011 - 2:34 PM

Two great images Carol. Really like the leaf detail and tones too in V1.............Sandy

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10 Dec 2011 - 2:37 PM

v1 has the edge for me Carol but both are superb

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CaroleS
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10 Dec 2011 - 3:47 PM

Two great images Carol with terrific detail. Carole

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10 Dec 2011 - 3:59 PM

Great details on V1

Peter

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10 Dec 2011 - 4:13 PM

How wonderful to be able to spot these in December Smile - you certainly wouldn't find any here in this cold, windy, gloomy, wet weather we're having Sad
Trev Smile

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ChristineD
10 Dec 2011 - 4:20 PM

Fabulous duo, v1 for me, the detail is amazing.

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goso
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10 Dec 2011 - 4:53 PM

Lovely work Carol ...Bill

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samarmishra
10 Dec 2011 - 4:57 PM

Hi Carol, this is again a great set of image of the dragon fly, I loved the V1 and u r right the V2 is noisy but then also it is also a good shot.

Samar..

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10 Dec 2011 - 5:23 PM

Wow !!....V1's a knockout !!!.....superb quality, both in detail & colors....1st class !!!!

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Lillian
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10 Dec 2011 - 5:27 PM

Such a great capture on both these Carol
beautiful details
Congrats on the UA
Lillian

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jonwebber
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10 Dec 2011 - 5:44 PM

Wonderfully well taken.
jon

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 6:01 PM

Oh that's super, V1 in the browns.
Great detail filling the frame.
Well done Carol.

B.

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Mynett
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10 Dec 2011 - 6:42 PM

love this Carol, the colours work so well too.

Linda

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AnneWorner
10 Dec 2011 - 6:50 PM

This is stunning Carol. Beautifully composed, effective use of square format. Wonderful limited palette.

Anne

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10 Dec 2011 - 7:47 PM

Simply top-work.

Rock

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ccb  726 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 8:27 PM

Fantastic detail, Carol - superb!!!
Christina

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LexEquine
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10 Dec 2011 - 11:02 PM

'v1 is a "real Cracker," Carol. Excellent color & clarity on both images.

~ Peter

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Peagreen
Peagreen  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2011 - 11:03 PM

Two great images, Carol.Its V1 for me, excellent colour and detail. Well spotted and capturedSmile
Take care, Pauline

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10 Dec 2011 - 11:30 PM

fantastic no 1 is it for me today, the detail and patten of the leaf goes so well with the dragonfly!

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digital_boi
11 Dec 2011 - 3:24 PM

cracking good detail Carol

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13 Dec 2011 - 8:23 PM

Brilliant pin sharp detail in these Carol, I haven't seen an insect in an age now

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