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freybird 14 1 England
21 May 2007 4:11PM
Stunning image. Geoff
Ganto 14 769 2 Ireland
21 May 2007 4:12PM
Great shot!

Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
21 May 2007 4:14PM
a brilliant shot
KarenFB Plus
14 5.6k 182 England
21 May 2007 4:22PM
Now, this is stunning! The colours and details you've caught are absolutely fantastic. The background is perfect too. Definately one for the wall!! Smile
Lorraine 16 8
21 May 2007 4:24PM
Great shot Great detail .
21 May 2007 5:03PM
Absolutely brilliant capture, perfect

sandrish 17 36 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 5:15PM
Wonderful capture. Super detail.

21 May 2007 5:34PM
Inspiring capture. I agree with Karen, a prime candidate for the wall but not just any wall!

SueWB 14 England
21 May 2007 6:00PM
Clever stuff, and a beautiful image!
ColouredImages 16 47 35 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 6:18PM
Stunning capture
AlanBW 15 20 England
21 May 2007 6:22PM
Magnificent capture, the colours and detail are outstanding
superman 14 5 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 6:23PM
21 May 2007 6:30PM
Excellent capture,
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 761 England
21 May 2007 6:30PM
You've spoilt the illusion Smile
I thought it was an inflight shot when I first looked. That takes nothing away from this image at all though.
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
21 May 2007 6:46PM
Well done! Goggz
Paintman Plus
14 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 8:19PM
This is a great macro. Superb work.
TeresaH 16 1.1k United Kingdom
21 May 2007 8:53PM
Good to see you uploading again Tim, and a fine one at that.

Mykal 14 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 9:20PM
Superb capture!

Super detail

fishiee 17 478 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 9:40PM
Hi Tim, a welcome and long overdue return to EPZ!

Super shot of this, one of my favourite dragonfly species (I probably say this about all of them over a year!)

Really great shallow depth of field though the one annoying thing about this species is the way the head-to-wing distance is always quite big meaning it's difficult to get both super sharp and still maintain a nice clean background.

I think in this shot however the shallow depth of field resulting in the great background works best even if the head isn't quite 100% sharp as a result.

If I'm quick enough this should be click number 30!
jimbo_t 17 959 England
21 May 2007 9:44PM
Clever optical illusion! I wouls swear this was in flight!
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 11:01PM
Thank you all for the support on this picture and to those of you who remember me, glad to be back on here!

Finally made it back to Readers Choice! I was beginning to wonder!

John, how refreshing to be put in place by a fellow macro maniac! I thought about combining two images before uploading so as to get the head sharp as well, but I couldn't be bothered to be honest! You are of course totally right about DOF compromise when going for the great bokeh shots.

Glad to here from you all,


21 May 2007 11:25PM
fantastic shot.. brilliant

Nikki x
biggus 16 6 England
21 May 2007 11:46PM
That is one hell of a shot. I think you could almost have got away with saying it was in flight/
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 11:58PM
A top down shot of a dragonfly in flight is about as difficult as catching a fly with chopsticks and your eyes closed.

If anyone ever does it, it will be with a very expensive laser trigger set up in the laboratory and a genetically modified individual!

Thanks for the compliment though! Wish I was that good!


Julian 16 76 3 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 12:45AM
Lovely colours on the abdomen and good overall sharpness of the image. Two images combined into one would have been really good.
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
22 May 2007 8:31PM
Excellent shot.Thought at first it was an inflight shot.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
23 May 2007 9:01AM
If you hadn't have told us,I wouldn't have known,cracking capture Tim,excellent detail.
Tony_Baloni 15 9 2 Scotland
23 May 2007 9:04PM
Wow...! That's a big bit Special.

It's not often you get to show wing detail like that.

First Class.

2 Jun 2007 10:46PM
Amazingly beautiful! JNC
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
8 Jun 2007 6:02AM
Excellent macro. Crafty work to make it look as though it was in flight but at least you were honest.
17 Mar 2008 10:21PM
All i can say is quality.


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