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Not Darting

By ChiliMan
This is one of them incidental moments. I was out in the driveway to photograph some clemati when this fella settled on a branch right in front of me. Not only that, it sat still and posed nicely! Canít complain, really Grin

It has different positions on the branch 'cos it took off and landed immediately a couple of times. But sat still each time Smile

Very big thank yous to Hilary (dolphinlady) and Ray (Billyray) for their User Awards on my orchids. Well chuffed SmileSmile

The orchids smell heavenly at night, by the way.


Tags: Red Darter Close-up Insect Dragonfly Wildlife and nature

Voters: KarenFB, crookymonsta, leontari and 45 more

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MiqsPix 7 41 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 1:42PM
Very nice macro!

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23 Oct 2013 1:59PM
Excellent macro and what an intriguing wing!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 2:03PM
this really is awesome ...
was that the true colours???
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
23 Oct 2013 2:06PM
Super reds here Andrew.
Very colourful indeed !!
Good set.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
23 Oct 2013 2:07PM

Quote:This really is awesome ...
was that the true colours???

Yup...amazing colour, huh? I fiddled with highlight, shadow and contrast but didn't touch saturation at all.
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
23 Oct 2013 2:16PM
What a superb set of images. Excellent detail and amazing colour....impressive photography
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 2:18PM
just seen the other two ..... whoah!!!!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
23 Oct 2013 2:24PM
An amazing colour this bug has Andrew Smile Super images theseGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 2:34PM
He's gorgeous - just look at the colour on his wings and the detail! Magnificent Andrew! Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 2:39PM
It sort of drapes itself over its perch, almost but not quite listlessly. Maybe the word should be languorously Wink
Excellent shots.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
23 Oct 2013 2:46PM


Perfect Smile
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
23 Oct 2013 3:16PM
PERFECT, indeed!
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 3:30PM
Great images. Amazing colour.

sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 3:48PM
A trio of excellent images - beautiful colour and detail I am unable to choose a favourite xx
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Oct 2013 4:11PM
Gosh, what a pretty thing! Insects never cease to amaze. Well done to get the shots Andrew.
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 4:12PM
These are lovely. What is it?
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 4:20PM
I doubt if it could spell languorously but I'm sure it would be flattered that such an elegant word was used to describe it. Super images Andrew.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Oct 2013 4:22PM
A FANTASTIC TRIO, ANDREW SmileSmileSmileSmile Really puts mine to shame Sad Carol
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 5:14PM
Superb collection Andrew.

9 10 10 England
23 Oct 2013 5:27PM
Wow Andrew these are wonderful - nothing more to say, it's not necessary. SmileSmileSmile
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 7:03PM
Nothing short of amazing
great set Andrew
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Oct 2013 7:16PM
Superb contrast and colour, Andrew. v1 is a real beauty.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 7:32PM
excellent capture Andrew and I think v1 is sharpest.
23 Oct 2013 8:10PM
Wow Andrew these are fantastic. What an amazing colour. Lucky you with the orchids - I can never grow them. Cathy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Oct 2013 8:53PM
This is an incredible image-- Just stunningly good!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Oct 2013 10:14PM
Wow that is a strikingly coloured dragonfly Andrew, it makes our red common darters appear quite plain and boring in comparison. You certainly have some exotic insects in your country
Stunning image Andrew.. The red colour against the green is perfect, with superb wing detailing..
Worthy of the awards
debu 8 India
24 Oct 2013 12:40AM
Excellent colourful detailed images.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
24 Oct 2013 12:23PM
The color of this insect is just amazing....hard to miss him among the greenery. I'll be he tastes bad to the predators, so he can wear his fancy dress.
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
25 Oct 2013 8:22PM
Great set Andrew - what a gorgeous coloured Dragon.
27 Oct 2013 6:02PM
What a superb set of images
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Nov 2013 8:34AM
One of my favourites! Dunno the name but they are irresistible .. Beautiful bokeh, too.

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