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Then and Now

By phisher
A recently emerged dragonfly with its wings almost fully expanded resting next to its empty nymph case.
I picked up the case and placed it next to the dragonfly so I could show them both together.
PSE: levels, increase sat.,unsharp mask,& frame.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: User_Removed, simonshere, daringdaphne and 29 more

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4 Oct 2006 9:25PM
Very well seen!! To have captured the dragonfly without flying off is one achievement but to capture it next to its case is fantastic. Very well seen!!
pcjackso Junior Member 16 7
4 Oct 2006 9:27PM
A lovely find,great shot,super detail and colours
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
5 Oct 2006 5:18AM
Well taken, good detail, spot on! CLick!!!

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2006 7:56AM
Fantastic to see, very well spotted and taken.

PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
6 Oct 2006 6:22PM
Great idea and well executed too. I guess the dragonfly was not yet able to run away as you placed the nymph case next to it.

highlander 17 32 Scotland
6 Oct 2006 7:03PM
Great close up work Phil...impressive detail.
NevP 16 853 13 Canada
8 Oct 2006 4:15AM
Awesome clarity and detail (I wouldn't have mentioned the moving). LOL. Wink
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 11:27PM
You are too honest, this is a great image, good enough for a wildlife book. The colour on the wings is beautiful.
tepot 17 4.4k United Kingdom
11 Oct 2006 3:17AM
nice and colourful, well seen.
yjjeep 17 13
18 Oct 2006 2:25AM
Great job on the detail and lighting in this.
Pogs 15 13 England
22 Oct 2006 9:23AM
Great capture and idea.
daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2006 10:32AM
Very good find. Great detail. he's just drying out ready for take off.

davidbailie 18 457 7 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2006 7:03AM
well arranged Smile - good 'n sharp

angelamary 16 6 England
19 Jan 2007 10:27AM
Beautiful details, especially on the wings. Good catch!
GlenD 14 United States
2 Mar 2007 4:54AM
Nice catch here. well spotted
didgpix 14
15 Mar 2007 5:25PM
Superb composition, excellent detail, the wing detail and colour are amazing.
Tony_Baloni 16 9 2 Scotland
3 Jun 2007 5:22PM
A Superb Shot... with the added bonus of telling a tale.

As Pamela said... we didn't need to know you'd moved the case as you've spoiled some of the magic for us... lol.

Well found and photographed.

7 Jun 2007 11:00PM
Excellent image, pleased to be No. 30,
phisher 15 3 Canada
8 Jun 2007 12:28AM
Thanks guys!

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