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Found this ugly thing at the week end, i have not got a clue what it is, i have a inclin that it might transform into a dragonfly but im not sure, so if anybody knows that would be nice to find out what it is. i know the tail end is a little soft but it was in a fairly awkward place ;o) All comments most welcome and thanks for looking


Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: malleader, IainH, laura16 and 18 more

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IainH 12 82
20 Jun 2005 10:20AM
Sharp where it matters & good composition, I can't help with the ID sorry, but its not that ugly Smile


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glazzaro 12 70 23 United States
20 Jun 2005 10:22AM
Great shot, but one ugly bug! Wink All I can tell you about this is that its not a bird! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

laura16 13 606
20 Jun 2005 10:23AM
The head end is sharp and very detailed so it doesn't really matter to me the tail is a bit soft. Nice light too.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
20 Jun 2005 10:27AM
Looks to me like a Dragonly Larvae, possibly a Broad Bodied Chaser, voracious little creatures that will even take fish to eat, minnows and sticklebacks etc.....
A little soft maybe, but still a rarish capture Luke, well done mate!


Changed my mind on the species: Probably a Demoiselle, more details & pics here:
Dragonfly Society

Click the link on the left of the page saying UK species and then find Banded Demoiselle.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.2k 12 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 10:32AM
I'm with Ade on the ID and his crit of the image. One I'm still waiting to see, let alone photograph

markharrop 13 191 England
20 Jun 2005 10:33AM
Luke, I think it is great, excellent use of DOF, BG is blurred nicely. The single blade of grass really tops the shot off!

Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 10:47AM
good shot luke
ReidFJR Plus
12 310 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 10:51AM
I think this is the dry Shuck ( ie outer skeletal skin remains ) of a dragon fly larvae that has emerged - ill have a look in my books and get back - Frank
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
20 Jun 2005 10:55AM
Whoops....Franks right, I forgot to mention that...Doh!

lizziew 12 5
20 Jun 2005 10:56AM
havent got a clue what it it lol but its a great shot lovely clear detail nice colour....liz
20 Jun 2005 12:34PM
Thanks Ade, and Frank for the description, i suspected it was something that lived or is living......;o)

and thanks to all for the comments and clicks

MartinjD 12 171
20 Jun 2005 1:20PM
Great detail
20 Jun 2005 1:59PM
good shot they call them mud eyes [thats what rex hunt calls theme any way]nice detail of one ugly brute.
*click* paul j.
dalischone 12 295 Scotland
20 Jun 2005 2:07PM
Fantastic capture Luke, well done and well spotted.

yjjeep 13 13
20 Jun 2005 4:18PM
Nice shot.Like the detail.

sandyb 13 34 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2005 10:57PM
stunning detail well done. sandyb
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
21 Jun 2005 12:30AM
What ever it is is a great shot full of great detail and sharp.

acbeat 12 14 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2005 12:32AM
excellent detail .andy b
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Jun 2005 4:38AM
Very sharp eyes found this critter or x-critter. Great image of something we rarely see. Thanks for sharing! Jennnnnnnnn
21 Jun 2005 5:52AM
great detail & colour, well shot

:0) Shelley ♥

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