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janty66 11 3 England
9 Aug 2009 1:59PM
superb shots, fab detail....

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celestun 14 29 14 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 2:09PM
Fantastic shot! I really like the light through the wings and the pov you chose.

A little more space above the wings would have been better imo. But the shot is so dramatic, it works overall very well!

9 Aug 2009 2:11PM
wow, love V2, brill...

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 2:38PM
Love the detail in the wings and the Impressionist background.
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
9 Aug 2009 2:40PM
wow wow on both versions.... beyond stunning shots
Iain_Proudfoot 11 40 2 Ireland
9 Aug 2009 2:47PM
A great photograph.

Warm wishes, Iain.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Aug 2009 2:58PM
Fantastic images, Andrew, V.1 is outstanding. Carol
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
9 Aug 2009 3:14PM
Excellent shots.
GrahamNobles 10 9 4 England
9 Aug 2009 3:39PM
Oh yes. Super light and detail. I love the wings!
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 4:01PM
The light on the wings is beautiful, and V2 works really well in mono.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 4:24PM
V2 is so unusual, don't think I've ever seen one of these in mono - it adds to the air of cool, effortless poise. Like you again I guess... Wink
JudeC 11 6 3 England
9 Aug 2009 4:25PM
Wow - beautiful delicate image - Jude.
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 4:49PM
Two wonderful shots, both so sharp and detailed. I like both versions equally
x Carol x
shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 5:27PM
Wow a superb image with superb lighting and detail great composition V1 for me
ChasD 8 4 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 5:47PM
Superb pin sharp image.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
9 Aug 2009 5:52PM
Both wonderful in their own ways. Takes some thinking to go for mono for a dragonfly, but you proved it can work perfectly. V1 is, however, just a stunner. Those wings!

crookymonsta Plus
10 838 10 England
9 Aug 2009 6:43PM
Both wonderful in their own way. Not normally a fan of mono but the light in V2 is just perfect.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2009 6:45PM
Both are excellent macro's.

9 Aug 2009 7:04PM
Absolutely amazing Andrew - how do you catch a moment like this? Apologies for my lack of recent comments - life has caught up with me!

thorn 13 124 2 Scotland
9 Aug 2009 7:09PM
Hi Andrew,
Both images are perfection. I am going through a mono phase just now so i have a preference for the 2nd one it's just got that edge for me.
take care,AnnSmile
9 Aug 2009 7:15PM
Stunning pair of macro's. Beautiful fine detail and superbly sharp. Lovely colour and composition.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
9 Aug 2009 8:29PM
Superb shot Andrew - great light and excellent detail in those wings.
Colour for me.
Neeka 9 16 Wales
9 Aug 2009 9:50PM
WOW ChiliPeep!!!!!! What a pose you caught. WOW!!! Love V1 and love V2.......sheesh ~ great timing my man!!!
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
9 Aug 2009 10:00PM
Stunning detail to those gorgeous wings in V1...what a beautiful capture.
Would have loved to see V2 in colour, a great angle.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
9 Aug 2009 10:52PM
A magnificent macro shot Andrew, the wing detail is wonderful. V2 ain't bad either but I agree with Hilary i'd love to see it in colour
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
10 Aug 2009 4:48AM
Wow Andrew! these are fantastic close-ups, the detail is superb!
Rgds., Jim
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
10 Aug 2009 11:37AM
Rare to catch them that still. This is like a Tiffany piece. Gorgeous.
janet 15 27 England
10 Aug 2009 12:48PM
Absolutely superb!!!!!

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
10 Aug 2009 4:24PM
Awesome detail.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
10 Aug 2009 6:55PM I was quite happy with these 2 dragonfly pics but I did not expect THIS kinda response. Awe. Some.

Thank you so much, all! Sheesh...what lovely comments too.

And Moira, Wink

Mike (oldgreyheron), never any apologies necessary...just good to see you, man Smile


***** For those who expressed a wish to see the colour version of V2, I'm now putting it up as V3. Hope I haven't overprocessed it.

Iím also putting up the untouched straight-from-cam image as V4. It's kinda lame in terms of colour and light - which is why I decided to present it as mono in the first place.


A Smile
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
10 Aug 2009 9:25PM
excellent Andrew
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Aug 2009 12:29AM
WOW! Orange wings-- like them in mono, too1
HowardA 11 231
12 Aug 2009 10:23AM
Excellent detail and you've done well with the processing. Good job!
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2009 1:35PM
Excellent couple of macro shots Andrew; the details are superb and love what you've done with the contrast adding the magical light
RobinF 11 83 1 England
13 Aug 2009 7:52AM
V1 is truly OUTSTANDING! Andrew (sorry, just had to SHOUT at you) I am just staggered by how good this is....words fail me (and believe me that is very unusual!)
kind regards,
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
13 Aug 2009 8:16AM
Thanks so much for your wonderful User Award, Robin! And that these were wordrobbing and's better than the award itself Smile

trissie 11 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2009 9:27AM
Amazing detail, lovely captures.

Trish x
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Aug 2009 10:21PM
3 is a ripper too Andrew and well worth uploading again in its own right
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2009 8:35PM
V1 brill! V2 brill! V3 & 4 also v good Smile
great shots Andrew

Jo x
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
16 Aug 2009 8:56PM
Wow, fantastic images. I'd love to get something like this.

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