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By Ade_Osman    
Having to rely on my archives a little at the moment due to my spine given me hassle once again and because of this I'm not getting out and about as much as I'd like. The only consolation being the weather isn't too good at the moment.....Never mind these things are sent to try us.

Took this shot of a Four Spot Chaser a few weeks back and have been playing around with it here and there trying to get it how I wanted it. It was a full frame capture and I think the only reason I got so close was that it hadn't very long emerged from it's larvae casing.
Any comments/criticisms or feedback would be most valued on this one as I'm toying around with putting it into a few competitions. Thanks for stopping and taking the time to have a look...
Regards as always to all.......Ade

Tags: General Dragonflies Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Odonata Wildlife and nature Four Spot Chaser

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KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 12:34PM
Tis a beaut Ade !

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mooreish 6 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 12:37PM
Stunning detailSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
30 Jun 2012 12:41PM
A real ripper big man, you are on top form today Ade. The detail and clarity is outstanding and this one came within a whisker of getting my user award, close but no cigar I'm afraid!
mattberry 13 259 14 Greece
30 Jun 2012 12:49PM
Dragonfly master strikes again! Class.

PinkK 9 80 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 1:25PM
Another excellent detailed capture
skewey 12 31 England
30 Jun 2012 2:15PM
Excellent capture and detail Ade

colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
30 Jun 2012 2:24PM
that is very good *L*
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Jun 2012 2:31PM

Cheers Matt.....

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
30 Jun 2012 2:54PM
Perfect in every respect, Ade. Carol
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jun 2012 3:12PM
Its a beauty Ade. Put it in as many competitions as you can matey. Got to be a winner.
bagman 7 65 United States
30 Jun 2012 3:40PM
Striking detail Ade. Superb colors. Well captured.
30 Jun 2012 3:42PM
Cracking shot
30 Jun 2012 3:48PM
Stunning and competition ready. You did ask so the a couple of tweeks, you have a sightly different coloured reed or stalk on the lower right hand side that might do with some de-saturating to help it blend in slightly more with the rest of the background. On the wings, could possible do with some slight 'burning' to reduce reflection and preserve detail of wing structure.

Who I am I kidding...perfect. Regards
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Jun 2012 4:03PM
It is beautiful Ade! A winner for sure!
BRabbitts 12 3 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2012 4:06PM
Stunning detail
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Jun 2012 4:25PM
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Jun 2012 6:54PM
Cheers folks......

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
30 Jun 2012 6:59PM
Because you mentioned putting it into competitions and wanting C&Cs, I'm been eyeballing this with a scrutinous eyeball. But I'm sorry...

...this looks great, Ade.

Fabulous colours and superb detail here Ade, love it mate!

Hope your pain eases soon, although these high winds are making macro photography pretty difficult.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Jun 2012 10:48PM
Awards tell it all Ade, superb !! Ron.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
30 Jun 2012 11:05PM
My congrat's too Ade Smile

Sarah *
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
1 Jul 2012 12:25AM
Wow Ade, this is so good, I'm speechless. those wings are fantastic.
btw book will take 2 weeks (grr!)
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
1 Jul 2012 2:16AM
Ray42 10 3 England
1 Jul 2012 6:32AM

Quote:Its a beauty Ade. Put it in as many competitions as you can matey. Got to be a winner.

I quite agree - and the three UA,s agree too - well done
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
1 Jul 2012 7:29AM
Amazing macro photography.

1 Jul 2012 8:17PM
A beauty Ade. A
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2012 2:47PM
Stunning shot, Ade.

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