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Is that a tounge???

This shot of a blue tailed damselfly was taken last night at around 9.15pm due to the lack of light i used a iso800 turned down flash, manual focus (would not focus with auto). Hand held

All comments are most welcome and thanks for taking a look


Bigger version is much better!!!!

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Maddie, paulcr, brian1208 and 32 more

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Maddie 13 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 1:30AM
great shot luke good detail

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paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
24 Jun 2005 1:35AM
Well done luke, love the hairs on his back. They're vrey difficult to catch when hand held aren't they. Paul
brian1208 Plus
14 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 1:55AM
Excellent detail Luke. I don't think they have a Tongue as such, I suspect its part of the extensible jaw / mandibles. (You can see something similar in my Alien .

You've controlled the noise very well yet still kept the detail - good work

dalischone 13 295 Scotland
24 Jun 2005 2:26AM
Wow Luke, this is just stunning, amazing close up and detail. Fantastic.

markharrop 14 191 England
24 Jun 2005 2:59AM
Yes, this is a stunning close up Luke. As Brian says You have controlled the noise very well. Love it!

acbeat 13 14 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 4:00AM
awsome close up incredible detail.andy b
suleesia 13 176 Malaysia
24 Jun 2005 4:49AM
wickedly close and sharp! I am starting to count the number of hairs, Smile
Excellent macro work.
24 Jun 2005 5:24AM
great shot once again, very well done and detail spot on.

paul j*click*.
glazzaro 13 70 23 United States
24 Jun 2005 5:33AM
Wow, that is a close up! Superb detail, awesome shot! Spot on! Click!!!

sasam 14
24 Jun 2005 6:00AM
Oh what a scary hairy... superb details.
Well done.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
24 Jun 2005 7:16AM

danpen 14 15 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 7:32AM
Fabulous detail, great
firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
24 Jun 2005 7:33AM
fantastic close up, amazing detail and textures
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Jun 2005 8:13AM
I always focus manually for this kinda shot, just find it easier.....Incredible sharpness, nice one Luke!

pcjackso Junior Member 12 7
24 Jun 2005 8:40AM
Wow.What a great close up shot.
MickS 13 23 14 England
24 Jun 2005 9:05AM
Watcha Luke,
excellent macro detail guddun.
lizziew 13 5
24 Jun 2005 9:08AM
stunning shot lovely detail. spot on .....liz
clintnewsham 13 121 1 England
24 Jun 2005 9:59AM
now that is what i call close,excellent macro shot

click clint
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 10:06AM
excellent macro with the detail well exposed and recorded.
ericfaragh Plus
14 149 4 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 11:53AM
Lovely close up detail, well caught.
exposure Plus
14 5.8k England
24 Jun 2005 12:52PM
Brilliant lovely detail lighting colour and sharp.
sandyb 13 34 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 1:25PM
wow superb detail well done sandyb
hayleyk 13 56 England
24 Jun 2005 2:52PM
fantastic detail,the bigger pic is amazing
MartinjD 13 171
24 Jun 2005 2:59PM
Wow fantastic detail in large
Well captured
phiggy 16 6 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 3:17PM
Great close up superb detail.
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
25 Jun 2005 4:46AM
A real stunner.

25 Jun 2005 4:51AM
Thanks all for the comments and clicks

celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2005 4:59AM
Well done Luke! I don't think I have yet to see a damselfly up this close before! and you have taken it perfectly!

You must be proud of this one!

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
25 Jun 2005 7:12AM
Class macro work Luke,it looks as though it is chomping for Britain.That is some texture,or should i say armour plating,tones and lighting.Stunning capture and composition.Take care.AnnSmile
25 Jun 2005 2:24PM
Thanks ann for the comments,

Tim i must say i am very pleased with this,thanks for the comments

terry_cavner 13 332 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2005 12:44PM
30 Jun 2005 12:05AM
I like this picture. Good work.


tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
5 Jul 2005 5:08AM
fantastic detail.

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