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Yay! got one

By pluckyfilly
my first for a few years this dragonfly was happy to pose for a few shots, this is the only one any good - question, why do they nearly always have their back turned upon youWink
V2 is a damsel fly

Many thanks for all c/c's on yesterdays upload always appreciated and never taken for granted - thank you all

Huge thanks to Mikeakabigman for ID its a female common darter - thanks Mike

Tags: Photo journalism Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:37AM
Well captured Ann

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achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
6 Aug 2012 8:39AM
Think it is a Broad Bodied Chaser and Common Blue Damselfly, if I am wrong Ade will let me know! V1 could do with a touch more contrast, it would just add the finishing touches to a very good capture, the Damselfly is exposed excellently as the whites normally blow out, love the pattern and texture of the wood, my fav today.


fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
6 Aug 2012 8:55AM
I think it is a Common Darter and it is a fine pin sharp capture.

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
6 Aug 2012 9:05AM
Two crackers, Ann, excellent colours and detail in both. Carol
6 Aug 2012 9:44AM
2 real beauties here
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 9:45AM
Two rather stunning macro photographs depicting this rather gorgeous Dragon Fly and Damsel Fly, stunning natural colour and exquisite detail running throughout.

Regards Nathan
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 9:49AM
Never see any of these up my way, Ann: two nice shots from you though, well captured.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
6 Aug 2012 10:05AM
Top work, Ann. Been there, tried that.... and given up!!!! Sticking to bridges Tongue

pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 10:44AM

Quote:Top work, Ann. Been there, tried that.... and given up!!!! Sticking to bridges Tongue


4 3 7 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 11:07AM
I'm not very up on my insects so I don't know what they are but two excellent shotsGrin
6 Aug 2012 12:26PM
Brilliant captures Ann with your V1 a real beauty and the star shot with great detail and colour.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
6 Aug 2012 1:37PM
Congrats! v1 is especially well captured and finished!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 2:01PM
Two fine shots Ann.
Good ones.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 3:30PM
Well done with both Ann SmileSmile
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
6 Aug 2012 4:41PM
Both are good
Well done
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
6 Aug 2012 5:21PM
Two beautiful captures here, Ann, love the colour of V2, but V1 is especially stunning Wink
Trev Smile
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
6 Aug 2012 7:33PM
Two superb shots Ann; particularly V2. Wonderful detail
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 7:34PM
Love these shots Ann difficult to photograph but you got them bang on.Wink
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
6 Aug 2012 7:51PM
Nice Darter Ann - good detail.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:17PM
Not just one but two, now your on a roll Ann, we done indeedTongueTongueTongueWinkWink
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
6 Aug 2012 8:20PM
oh now you're showing off....two beauties and I don't even have one. Keep at it Ann.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:43PM
Well done AnnSmile

bill33 Plus
5 13 1 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 9:51PM
Very well spotted and captured Ann, excellent detail and colours, you should be very pleased indeed, Bill.
cleg 6 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 10:03PM
Two great images.
ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2012 10:51PM
question, why do they nearly always have their back turned upon you

Ann it's an unwritten law that insects...and birds etc....have to be as awkward as possible....

Wow 2 great images ...captured all the great detail in both insects.
Love the low pov in V1 ...sets her off against the good clear b/g.

Not much luck for me this year as there's not a lot about...I don't think they know what season it is.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
13 Aug 2012 10:14PM
Two excellent efforts Ann, you should be very pleased with these. I haven't seen many dragonflies around this year apart from the few that wouldn't settle at Woorgreens Lake in the Forest of Dean when I was there with Gary and Ade at the end of last month
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
31 Aug 2012 7:54PM
Very well done Ann.....They ain't as easy as some folk like to think!

Tibetan 4 3 England
2 Sep 2012 10:55AM
Nice detail like both regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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