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By Della_W
This was taken on our recent holiday in Florida. At the bottom of the garden where we stayed, there was a canal, and numerous dragonflies and damselflies flying around. This particular red one (sorry, don't know its name) was quite elusive and it took us a few days before we could get any half-decent shots of it.

I think I needed to have the aperture a bit smaller to get more of it in focus, and I didn't quite get the focus concentrated on the head, but I was rather pleased with this one.

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Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: MikeRC, ericfaragh, Starfish and 16 more

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VinceP 13 1 Canada
24 Aug 2005 4:19AM
Della if this is what you call a half-decent shot. I want to know what you think a good shot is? Amazing work.


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ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2005 4:30AM
Lovely colour, nice capture.
24 Aug 2005 4:40AM
Nice work
tilly p 14 4
24 Aug 2005 4:42AM
This is beautiful Del, lovely colour. Hope you had a great holiday and enjoyed your birthday. See you soon. x x x
24 Aug 2005 4:47AM
Very beautiful. The colours are fantastic. Well done!

Shaun_W 13 102
24 Aug 2005 5:28AM
Yes, this one was a bugger wasn't he. Now I know where you were all holiday!

Well taken shot.

24 Aug 2005 7:48AM
Great close up
REKLAW 13 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2005 8:32AM
Nice close up capture.
firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
24 Aug 2005 9:25AM
great tones, composition and detail
noseprints 14 576
24 Aug 2005 10:58AM
nice detail. beautiful light and colour. interesting composition with the dead twig.
25 Aug 2005 2:24PM
worth the wait well caught.

4 Sep 2005 1:08PM
A fantastic close up Della - love the pose
Marian 12 62 England
10 Sep 2005 10:04AM
This close up is great, and what lovely colours!
celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2005 11:15AM
A little better focus and this would have been a masterpiece!

As it is it's still a pleasure to look at!

Well done!

KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2005 12:40PM
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
13 Sep 2005 12:11PM
What a beauty, do not believe I have ever seen one this red, nice detail too! Spot on! Click!!!

7 Nov 2005 5:49AM
Great close up..Nice one.
kitty83 12 11 England
18 Nov 2005 11:18AM
Wow! Love the colours. Very clear and sharp. Unusual type - not your standard dragonfly!
Well done again.


JJB8 12
20 Nov 2005 8:28AM
Love this one Della! Colour exceptional. John
hebdens 12 5
11 Dec 2005 12:42PM
wow,fab colour.
deemac 12 6 11 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2005 2:22PM
Yes, as you're clearly very much aware, a "nearly" shot, but still a good try. Depth of field is so hard to get right and usually with precious little time to think about it. I like the plain b/g and the strong diagonal composition, and the colours work very well together.


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