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By RubberBullets
Firstly a big thanks to Geoff, (Nikontuk) for his suggestion to go to Stover Park, just outside Newton Abbot, Devon. This was a super place to see all sorts of very photographable flora and fauna.

We went for a family day that meant that we had a great time, but all the damsels and dragon flies were very warm and very active. I took loads of shots, but few were good enough for uploading, and non were really stunning. I plan to go back earlier in the morning, with my tripod, and try to get some shots as these guys are warming up.

Still this guy is at least all in focus, head to tail, and reasonably sharp, so I'm happy with that, and V2 is just because I managed to capture at least one of these, I'd never even really watched them before. It's not good enough for it's own upload, too much of a crop and a bit of grass across it, but I do still like it.

Many thanks for all the comments and support, they are all appreciated.


Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: proz, bunbeam, AlleyCatz and 39 more

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bunbeam 16 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 7:04PM
both amazing captures.. do you want to borrrow my bug bike lol..
AlleyCatz 16 274 6 England
8 Jun 2008 7:12PM
Good detail and colours.

Hebe 14 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 7:20PM
Amazing detail in two brilliantly captured images.
Silverzone 14 2 England
8 Jun 2008 7:29PM
Great detail. Nature isn't perfect and I don't believe we should clone it out. Sylvia
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
8 Jun 2008 7:29PM
Incredible red one, You will soon be addicted!

wonderful macro-- ( Geoff knows the best places!)

piccy 16 8 Wales
8 Jun 2008 7:35PM
Two lovely shots, i think you've done really well.
norton 18 2 6 Jersey
8 Jun 2008 7:39PM
Two great captures,the detail and clarity are superb...........

bricurtis Plus
16 2.6k 52 England
8 Jun 2008 8:03PM
Excellent head to tail detail Tim. Its very hard when they have their wings open to keep it all in focus.Nice one.
V2 looks to be a 4 Spotted Chaser.
pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 8:09PM
both are very good close up images - is the red damsel rare? think it might be not sure - very good shots
whiteswan01 14 13 England
8 Jun 2008 8:13PM
wow two brilliant shots i have hard job finding 1 lol Dawn
GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 8:54PM
Beautiful captures. Super detail
Marilyn x
TonyFrith 15 3 6 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 8:57PM
Super detail in both shots
churchill123 18 233 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 9:05PM
Both really good, good focus & sharp

BERTRAM 14 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2008 9:13PM
both images are great
buxton 14 England
8 Jun 2008 9:33PM
2 Excellent close up images, superb detail.
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
8 Jun 2008 9:44PM
Excellent details. You even managed to get the shadow. Perfect image for me. Bravo.
CherryMartin 14 10 United States
8 Jun 2008 9:45PM
Wow, so clear, beautiful.
8 Jun 2008 10:05PM
Looks good to me,All sharp and excellent colour.David
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
9 Jun 2008 5:18AM
Wow, two most amazing captures, fantastic detail. Carol
FujiJan 15 3 England
9 Jun 2008 1:12PM
super close up shots..
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2008 2:33PM
These images are just superb..the clarity and definition both truly excellent.
rmr 15 1 Wales
9 Jun 2008 5:34PM
stunning detail
9 Jun 2008 10:40PM
I like this one the most it is lovely and clear. Lovely shot.

M Smile
FeatherFriend 14 38 217 England
10 Jun 2008 1:02AM
Glad you enjoyed the day out Tim and pleased you were impressed with the selection of 'goodies'. 2 fantastic shots but no1 is excellent. Have tried shooting these, but until I can convince myself that I must have a tripod to add to the load I already have I think I will stick to photographing birds and such.
fossilized 17 79 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2008 3:01PM
Lovely capture.
7 Jul 2008 8:37PM
Both stunning but version 1 is something special, amazing detail

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