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Azure Damselfly

By discreetphoton  
A small female Azure Damselfly peering up at me from the undergrowth of RSPB Old Moor.

Tags: General Damselfly Insect Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

Voters: phillG, cats_123, cattyal and 171 more

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Comments


daviewat 12 4.1k Scotland
10 Jun 2011 7:32PM
Looks like a Typhoon pilot with t he new headgear Smile

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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
10 Jun 2011 7:34PM
Amazing!!

Ken
phill 12 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 7:35PM
Pretty good!
Phill
draws you in- very good
amayia 5
10 Jun 2011 7:45PM
wow! what detail
MandyD Plus
7 16,777.2k 1 England
10 Jun 2011 7:47PM
Awesome macro, lovely clarity!
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
10 Jun 2011 7:59PM
Good composition with this fabulous macro....

Ade
10 Jun 2011 7:59PM
A fabulous macro image!!
Graham_P 9 1 19 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 8:47PM
Super macro, love the look on these little guys faces,

Graham.
JackieB 6 18 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 9:10PM
Great macro...well done

Jackie
A fantastic shot well taken.

Dave
Tom_H 11 48 1 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 10:20PM
Superb!
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2011 10:57PM
Amazing!
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
10 Jun 2011 11:14PM
fantastic !!!
barmymarny 6 1 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2011 8:39PM
Yes, to all the above and more!

Marilyn x
Angi_Wallace 8 172 10 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2011 11:44PM
Possibly my favourite damselfly image ever Wink
12 Jun 2011 8:17AM
Yes, out of the loads of damselfly photos I see this stands out.
lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
12 Jun 2011 9:06AM
excellent capture!


Fred Grin
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2011 10:43AM
Thank you for all your comments and clicks everyone, and special thanks in particular to Tom, Nikki and Phillip for your awards. They are all very gratefully received.
Edit: thanks for the EC as well Pete Grin
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
12 Jun 2011 11:52AM
Stunning detail n love the colours in this.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2011 12:25PM
Well done with the awards.
All well deserved

Adrian
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
12 Jun 2011 12:34PM
Superb pov and close detail
Richard
Platchet 9 5 8 Wales
12 Jun 2011 1:14PM
Superb!
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3510 Canada
12 Jun 2011 2:35PM
Apart from all the awards, - this is absolutely fantastic!


W
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2011 8:08PM
Thanks again all.
Cheers to Mandy, Mart and Cole for your UA's.
kaybee 12 4.8k 25 Scotland
12 Jun 2011 10:37PM
But it isn't sharp from front to back!!!
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2011 11:35PM
Lol, you can't have it all I guess Tongue
Pete Plus
15 18.8k 96 England
13 Jun 2011 9:41AM
Phew a tough call for POTW this week and this one scrapes it by a hair on its head. Great shot David.
Gaucho Plus
14 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 9:54AM
Well desrved!
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
13 Jun 2011 9:54AM
Well done, David!
Back with a huge bang!
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
13 Jun 2011 9:59AM
Congrat's so pleased for you , well deserved . Nikki !
mattberry 12 259 14 England
13 Jun 2011 10:25AM
Not a tough call for me, this one is streets ahead - beautifully taken and a great balance between pure macro detail and fine artistic composition!

Well done!
Matt
MaryMac 10 258 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 10:32AM
stunning shot well worthy of POTW
Mary
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
13 Jun 2011 11:10AM
Congrats on the POTW...worthy winner !
13 Jun 2011 11:11AM
Exellent shot! Congratulations - Jonathan
Perfect , stunning , amazing , .......!
monkeygrip 7 574 6 England
13 Jun 2011 5:59PM
Without doubt the best macro shot I have ever seen superb job.

Stu
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 8:54PM
Bloody hell! Thanks Pete! I'd better clear a wall...

Thank you to everyone for your continued response to this image, which has been a bit of a quest ever since I saw the cover image of this a few years ago.

Thank you also to Stephen and Lobski for your UA's.
Kris_Dutson 14 8.2k 1 England
13 Jun 2011 10:49PM
Far better than that cover in my humble opinion. Smile
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
14 Jun 2011 5:08AM
one of a kind
Mari 12 1.8k Wales
14 Jun 2011 8:48AM
Fantastic!

Mari
14 Jun 2011 5:48PM
truly stunning an awesome shot Grin
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2011 10:02PM
Thanks folks Smile
tanyard 9 105 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 12:04PM
Fantastic
TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
15 Jun 2011 3:23PM
Amazing capture!
Ty
sallybea 6 41 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2011 8:21PM
Great capture, well done
16 Jun 2011 12:41PM
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2011 12:41PM
Thanks you Smile
jayatu 5 India
17 Jun 2011 5:06PM
superb.
jonathanbp 8 99 Thailand
18 Jun 2011 5:05AM
Simply superb - Jonathan
konu 8 31 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2011 9:48AM
i like the framing, absolutely brilliant
Baz72 7 30 Scotland
18 Jun 2011 10:45AM
amazing pic !
Brian.
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2011 10:13AM
Thanks again. TyChee and Annaliesa, your awards are appreciated Smile
Franko59 5 3 1 England
29 Jun 2011 9:23PM
Stunning image Dave !! Nice 1Wink
t0m 5 1 Slovakia
4 Jul 2011 9:10PM
Grin fantastic
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2011 8:22AM
Thank you gentlemen.
Arras 6 12 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2011 9:14AM
Amazing....

I love it, i am just getting into Macro and have my first Macro lens, how do you get such a sharp focus ? did the insect keep still for you as this close any slight movement results in an out of focus shot. (or it does with me,lol)

Regards Ian
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 6:57PM
Thanks Ian. I had a small monopod with a ground spike and three flashguns trained on this little guy, which managed to freeze the action quite nicely Smile
13 Jan 2013 9:26AM
stunning

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