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Southern Hawker

By chalkhillblue
Male Southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea), image taken 4 Sep 10, just managed one shot at this lovely dragonfly, he flew immediately after this capture.
1/640th sec, f/5.6, ISO 400, 200mm, aperture priority, centre weighted, taken at a distance of approx 10 feet.
Thank you to all those who took the time to comment and vote on my previous upload, very much appreciated.
Please view large if time allows.

Tags: General Dragonflies Close-up and macro Southern hawker Wildlife and nature Close upandmacro

Voters: ColouredImages, JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY, CarolG and 40 more

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Absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!

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CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
17 Dec 2010 6:23PM
A superb image, David, the colour and detail is amazing, such beautiful blue eyes. Carol
17 Dec 2010 6:24PM
Excellent capture
KarenFB Plus
10 4.6k 167 England
17 Dec 2010 6:26PM
A beautiful capture!
RTDS 7 Cyprus
17 Dec 2010 6:36PM
You really got this one perfectly.
Stunning details and colours.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2010 7:01PM
the best shot of a dragonfly I have seen on EPZ
17 Dec 2010 7:04PM
Excellent detail captured here - well done !

SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2010 7:08PM
Super shot.
ChasD 6 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2010 7:19PM
Superb macro shot with pin sharp detail. Charles.
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2010 7:26PM
Excellent macro shot, well captured.
VidB 7 11 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2010 7:45PM
Beautiful fine detail with super colour macro image, well done
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
17 Dec 2010 8:29PM
Superbly detailed David and a good bg - I never managed a shot of one of these in the clear like this - always in hedgerow clutter.
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
17 Dec 2010 9:10PM
gorgeous perspective of this southern hawker & comp !

Nikki 1
Good detail macro shot well done.
teocali Plus
8 432 18 England
17 Dec 2010 11:00PM
Stunning detail David - pin sharp with superb body tones and patterning and lovely translucent wings. Love the thorny textures of the perch and the clean warm bg tones.
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Dec 2010 11:21PM
A very attractively coloured dragonfly, beautifully captured in such fine detail here. Excellent shot, David.
18 Dec 2010 2:17AM
great shot ..
Ray42 8 3 England
18 Dec 2010 8:18AM
Excellent capture - pin sharp detail
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2010 11:30AM
Very nice indeed, David. Excellent colour & detail.
18 Dec 2010 2:47PM
Excellent detail in this shot David. Lovely colour too............Sandy
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2010 3:43PM
Detail and colour are spot on David

Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2010 10:39PM
Wonderful detailed shot perfectly timed
Wooly 10 112 4 England
19 Dec 2010 9:38AM
Excellent detail David.

19 Dec 2010 10:07AM
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Dec 2010 5:27PM
An awesome close up shot, the detail, colours and clarity are amazing.
20 Dec 2010 12:06AM
Magnificent detailed image.
24 Dec 2010 9:40PM
A fabulously detailed capture David!
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2010 8:25AM
Those thorns look lethal for those delicate wings- an excellent capture
senn Plus
4 4 1 Belgium
7 Feb 2013 10:28PM
phenomenal DOF managing !..

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