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Crocodile lake (B‚u S‚ý) is a beautiful and peaceful lake you can access only after a fantastic 5 km walk in the jungle. By the lake there is some basic accommodation for people who want to spend a night there in order to have the chance to see the crocodiles.

On the shores of the lake there butterflies, herons, egrets and lots of other birds Iíve never seen before. In the few hours I was there I felt really frustrated not to have the right gear to capture the wildlife. I guess thatís going to be my excuse to go back there soon.

Anyway I did not waste my time and took some flowers (see other versions) and manage to get a shot of this golden dragonfly (f11 1/320th sec zoom at 70mm heavily cropped in Photofiltre). It was a very exciting sight. Anyone knows its name?

Thank you for your comments on my previous up-loads. Hoping you like this new offering.

Perhaps tomorrow there will be a photo of me wrestling with a crocodile? Who knows??????!!!!

Have a pleasant evening,

Tags: Dragonfly Close-up and macro Wild flowers Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Cat tien national park Dong nai Lam dong Binh phuoc provinces Bau sau crocodile lake

Voters: ATHERTON, cantona43, GalleryGirl and 41 more

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ATHERTON 11 1 1 England
9 Jun 2008 6:41PM
translucent wings very nice shot

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GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 6:41PM
4 super captures - No. 1 is my favourite. Beautiful and detailed.
Marilyn x
cantona43 Plus
14 927 4 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 6:42PM
superb set of shots wonderful colour, detail, and a good dof V1 is my favorite
Scaramanga 11 57 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 6:44PM
Great detail on the insect, looks like it's ready to launch itself on the last one.
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
9 Jun 2008 6:58PM
#1 is fantastic !
janty66 12 3 England
9 Jun 2008 7:01PM
super set of images, #1 is just fantastic..
janty66 12 3 England
9 Jun 2008 7:02PM
super set of images, #1 is just superb..
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
9 Jun 2008 7:08PM
Good set. Really like #1
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 7:13PM
V1 defintely has the wow! factor. Extraordinarily beautiful.
RubberBullets 18 1 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 7:18PM
Great detail.

Dugud 11 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 7:23PM
Great set of Images.
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
9 Jun 2008 7:35PM
Incredible photos, the dragonfly is amazing!

jaktis 15 84 Sweden
9 Jun 2008 7:41PM
#3 has some great colours, but all are great

Dinney 11 2 England
9 Jun 2008 7:46PM
#1 is my favourite, superb shot.
Gezina 13 3 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 7:55PM
Gosh V1 looks as if someone poured gold over it - just stunning colour - well captured. Ina
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 9:06PM
V1 is definitely the winner of the day, beautiful light and lovely detail.
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
9 Jun 2008 9:15PM
Great series but its got to be V1. - gary
DolphinLady 13 54 1 Wales
9 Jun 2008 9:34PM
Lovely captures, but got to go with V1 for the fantastic detail to those lovely wings.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
9 Jun 2008 10:01PM
5 great shots but #1 is superb.
whiteswan01 11 13 England
9 Jun 2008 10:16PM
5 superb shots V1 is best for me so stunning Dawn
Cormy 12 3 England
9 Jun 2008 10:24PM
1 & 3 for me JNC.
Great stuff.
nickyv32 12 135 England
9 Jun 2008 10:49PM
Super set. No 1 for me, great details.

10 Jun 2008 7:44AM
Wow beautiful shot!
10 Jun 2008 8:15AM
Thank you very much. V1 was the right choice. The Sigma lens is brilliant as I had to crop a lot as the dragon fly was not that close. JNC
Paul_cats 13 61 22 Scotland
10 Jun 2008 10:17AM
5 great images but I lurve the dragonfly shots. Great macro work.
malarszk 13 25 1 Scotland
10 Jun 2008 12:12PM
Lovely image...right place at the right time!
10 Jun 2008 2:04PM
All lovely, JN.
danbrann 15 640 17
10 Jun 2008 4:06PM
A tremendous set of images. Well done.
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
22 Jun 2008 8:35PM
A terrific set of images, I really like version 1 the Golden dragon, the wing detail and colour are most impressive

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