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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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6 Aug 2012 8:37AM
Well captured Ann

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achieverswales 7 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 16 916 24 England
6 Aug 2012 8:55AM
I think it is a Common Darter and it is a fine pin sharp capture.

CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
6 Aug 2012 9:05AM
Two crackers, Ann, excellent colours and detail in both. Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 9:44AM
2 real beauties here
NDODS 7 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
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 9:49AM
Never see any of these up my way, Ann: two nice shots from you though, well captured.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
6 Aug 2012 10:05AM
Top work, Ann. Been there, tried that.... and given up!!!! Sticking to bridges Tongue

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 10:44AM

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


5 3 8 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
13 47 13 United States
6 Aug 2012 1:37PM
Congrats! v1 is especially well captured and finished!
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
6 Aug 2012 2:01PM
Two fine shots Ann.
Good ones.
helenlinda Plus
10 356 22 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 3:30PM
Well done with both Ann SmileSmile
netta1234 5 382 2 Wales
6 Aug 2012 4:41PM
Both are good
Well done
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 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 11 3 73 England
6 Aug 2012 7:33PM
Two superb shots Ann; particularly V2. Wonderful detail
bobsblues 7 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
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Aug 2012 7:51PM
Nice Darter Ann - good detail.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:17PM
Not just one but two, now your on a roll Ann, we done indeedTongueTongueTongueWinkWink
danbrann 13 636 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 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 8:43PM
Well done AnnSmile

bill33 Plus
7 32 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 8 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 10:03PM
Two great images.
ringyneck 11 315 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 11 255 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 14 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 5 3 England
2 Sep 2012 10:55AM
Nice detail like both regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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