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Emerald & Sapphire

By Ade_Osman    
They say blue & green should never be seen, but rules are made for breaking Wink Here's one of my better efforts of an Emerald Damselfy from yesterday's little jolly in the Forest of Dean with fellow EPZ members Gary D and Glostopcat (Ed).

Turned into a good fun day, Gary's a cabbie and Ed's from Gloucestershire, so you think they'd know they're way around a bit, but no we got lost Tongue Which ended up with me having to walk twice as far as I'd normally would, but we found what we were looking for in the end, eventually, after I took charge! I think both of them would get lost as soon as they turned out of the end of their own streets. By the time we'd got back to the car for a drink and a cup of tea, my legs and spine had had enough Sad and I didn't wanna play anymore Sad So I left them two herberts to it and came back home Tongue

Never mind still had a good time and a good old natter and a laugh, even managed to do a bit of photography. But I got lazy because the weather was so hot and the light so good, I decided to leave the tripod behind in the car.....Big mistake! I'll never learn Sad As a consequence what images I did take were a little bit ropey, never mind, it's not bad for a hand held image.

We decided next time we meet up we'll do it on my home turf, well at least there won't be any possibilities of us all getting lost! Smile Gary had his first large Dragonfly yesterday, a 4 Spot Chaser, so he was more than happy......But I said I'll show him the real monsters (Hawkers) down on the Somerset Levels! That's assuming of course the old beggar can find his way out of Wales without getting lost Tongue

Thanks for looking in and the kind comments on yesterday's micro moth.......Ade

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Emerald damselfly Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 2:40PM
looks pretty impressive to me ....

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Tibetan 6 3 England
25 Jul 2012 2:43PM
Nice colours like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
25 Jul 2012 2:44PM
Skilfully done and a Very lovely picture!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
25 Jul 2012 2:45PM
Sounds like a fun day was had by all, Ade Grin. And you came back with yet another belter of an image. Carol
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
25 Jul 2012 2:48PM
Sounds a great day despite getting lost.
And a nice capture to come home with, Ade.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 3:02PM
Love the story of your day!! This damselfly is a stunner!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
25 Jul 2012 3:03PM
Stunning quality capture Ade.


gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 3:18PM
A stunner indeed Ade! Everything about this is just perfection, one of your very, very best - can you tell that I love it?? Wink
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
25 Jul 2012 3:30PM
Seen it all now Ade with this pole dancing Damselfly !!
Super shot.
And don't take Gary and Ed to a pole dancing club.
They will insist they are in the wrong place with all the building work going on with the scaffolding being up !!
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
25 Jul 2012 3:50PM
Absolutely stunning ! Ann.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 4:05PM
Great composition and detail, wonderful photograph
25 Jul 2012 4:06PM
Just love the composition.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 4:08PM
So perfectly captured Ade, anhd love the eyes!
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
25 Jul 2012 4:28PM
They say every dog has its day so have your bit of fun at my cost because I have one of these to blow this one right off that stick, not boasting of course because that's not my styleSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
25 Jul 2012 5:11PM
Excellent tale of woe GrinGrin but what a cracker to come back with.

Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
25 Jul 2012 5:12PM

Go for it Gary.....Glad to see you found your way home......

Ade Grin
25 Jul 2012 5:37PM
Excellent image, great detail,
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 5:42PM
Great shot and story too!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 5:57PM
I know that feeling about getting lost and having to walk too far suffering for it next dayGrin hubs has always got a short cut that sometimes turns out this wayWink superb work again Ade, glad you had a good time, a laff and natter it helps the day alongGrin
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
25 Jul 2012 6:27PM
A beauty, Ade.
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 6:39PM
Wonderful image Ade, great composition and presentation.
well done mate.
25 Jul 2012 7:10PM
One of my favourites. Classic composition. Tack sharp and great bokeh.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Jul 2012 7:47PM
A top class close up Ade, they are such beautifully coloured dameselflys and ones i'd never seen before yesterday. Glad to hear you enjoyed your day down in the Forest and that you got some much needed excercise. The long hike was planned all along, Gary told me beforehand that we were under strict orders from Sue to take you on a long walk and give you a good work out!WinkGrinTongue
Silverzone 10 2 England
25 Jul 2012 7:54PM
Superb! So crisp. Sylvia
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 8:28PM
You will chose your companyWink

Cracking backdrop Ade

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
25 Jul 2012 8:33PM
Worth the toil Ade, hot imageWink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Jul 2012 8:44PM
At least Ade or the "Wally with the Trolley" as you've dubbed him Mr Tomcat, completed the walk without moaning, had you been there you'd have been complaining of sore feet, whinging about nasty biting insects and flies and moaning that it was too hot!Tongue lol
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
25 Jul 2012 8:47PM
Superb Ade - great bg on this.
25 Jul 2012 10:13PM
beautiful shot
9 10 10 England
25 Jul 2012 10:19PM
Loved reading your story of the day out - lots to smile about.SmileSmileSmile and a cracking good image too.
A beauty Ade! Never seen one Sad.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
27 Jul 2012 10:42AM the write-up. Glad you all had a good time in the end Grin

Very good capture of this colourful fella, Ade.

Andrew Smile
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2012 1:32PM
Stunning shot. Smile
29 Jul 2012 11:50AM
It's a beauty Ade. A

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