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ccmole 17 14
5 Aug 2004 12:13PM
geegee 17 29 England
5 Aug 2004 12:15PM
Whew! What a close-up. Just superb.

ukuwi 17 476 1 England
5 Aug 2004 12:46PM
I am so fascinated by these amazing close-ups, I guess your only one step behind a microscope, brilliant workSmile
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 12:54PM
Interesting angle giving excellent wing detail. I like this macro a lot, well done Tim

francisg 17 705 1 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 1:49PM
You have caught this creature very well the focus and DOF is just right. Well Done. as a point of intrest How do you know it is a Female?


jonc 16 7
5 Aug 2004 1:57PM
Love this one. Fascinating to see the detail and very well captured.
inkarts 16 61 2
5 Aug 2004 2:07PM
Its a good thing these insects are small. Brilliant capture. John
celestun 17 29 14 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 2:20PM
Thank you all for your kind comments. It is amazing what you see when you get up this close to these splendid creatures!

To answer your question Frank, the difference between male and female in the dragonfly world is often very easy to tell. In this case the female has completely different markings to the male, who is mainly bright red on the face and abdomen.

I agree with you John that it's a good thing these creatures don't grow any bigger! Fearsome to say the least, the most frightening thing is to see them eating with their dagger like tongue! (not too disimilar to the Alien movies!)


f1ash 16 2
5 Aug 2004 3:48PM
Incredible! click
deltafour 16 13
5 Aug 2004 3:58PM
UserHasLeft 17 654
5 Aug 2004 4:18PM
Quite brilliant, Tim. An outstanding image, very well done.
Denise 19 279
5 Aug 2004 4:35PM
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 761 England
5 Aug 2004 4:48PM
Super shot, well done.
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 5:36PM
Breathtaking Tim,surely an EC credited for this one.

Best wishes.

ronr 17 3 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 6:21PM
Simply amazing shot, very well done.
steve t 16 2
5 Aug 2004 7:04PM
5 Aug 2004 7:23PM
Great shot CB
sze4j 17 56 Singapore
5 Aug 2004 7:36PM
gasp! this is excellent!!!
jaglin 16 6
5 Aug 2004 7:55PM
Amazing shot, thanks
User_Removed 17 1.4k United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 8:02PM
A very stricking shot.. great dof, well done

Craig :o)
vince 17 48 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 8:18PM
WOW! Cool shot


Vince Smile
baker58 17 101 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 8:39PM
"In yer face" or what? Can't remember seeing anything as close up as this. Stunning.

5 Aug 2004 8:55PM
dontforgetme 17 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2004 9:39PM
Great close-up,

cal9 17 99
6 Aug 2004 12:48PM
Just awesome "click"
ruzzi 17
6 Aug 2004 8:03PM
This is fantastic!!!!Click!
simont 17 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2004 12:53PM
This is really great. Just wish I could produce images of this quality.
pipapelada 16 135
1 Feb 2005 1:39PM
Jeez, you're good at this and I can't stand insects so that's saying something!
22 Jul 2008 9:29PM
This is wonderful...Nice one.

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