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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
18 Aug 2011 3:29AM
Good morning, Trev:
I never fail to be surprised at the extraordinary and improbable structure of these insects, one of which you have caught in fine detail and colours here.
For some reason they always remind me of a helicopter.
Fine piece of photography.

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18 Aug 2011 4:24AM
Very nice macro shot with great colour ,detailed image.....Grin
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
18 Aug 2011 6:17AM
An excellent capture, Trev, wonderful colours and detail. Carol
18 Aug 2011 7:14AM
Stunning capture Trev, superb detail and colour.

Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
18 Aug 2011 8:07AM
ID looks good to me Trev.........Great effort.

18 Aug 2011 8:22AM
Awesome detail .... impressive
18 Aug 2011 8:35AM
Thanks everyone, and to Ade for identity!


User_Removed 5 48 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 9:06AM
Super macro image.
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
18 Aug 2011 9:31AM
No idea what it is Rev but you've captured it well.

18 Aug 2011 10:15AM
Hi Trev, this is a superb capture, regards gray.
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
18 Aug 2011 11:28AM
Like the good details and colours in this fine closeup capture Trev, good work
18 Aug 2011 11:40AM
Ive never seen one like this before Trev, well captured my friend. I could get a bike and a lensTongueWink
18 Aug 2011 12:04PM
Superb Trevor excellent shot at 500mm at ISO 400 you must have a steady mitt mate!!

6 9 10 England
18 Aug 2011 1:11PM
This is superb - detail and colour couldn't be better.
Stunning is all I can say Trevor.
18 Aug 2011 2:20PM
Thanks Friends, Graham not a steady hand but a steady tripod!


Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 2:48PM
Tripod or not Trev that is one of your best shots!!
and see you used the 500mm Sigma...maybe that is where I am going wrong..or was as have failed with catching
a clear shot, and given trying macro's in between birds!WinkWink
superb image
18 Aug 2011 3:29PM
Thanks Lillian
I Have a Nikkor 105 macro lens, but find you have to get in close, and you then scare away the subject so I use the 70-210 or the 150-500 and seems to work.


User_Removed 7 26 2 United States
18 Aug 2011 4:37PM
One of your best, Trev - the detail is stunning. This little creature has the most beautiful coloring on its tail.
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 4:44PM
Mmmmmm......staggering detail in this cracking shot !, with such rich colours.....1st class !
Fantastic capture!
18 Aug 2011 6:19PM
Thanks everyone.


pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 8:02PM
beautiful sharp and detailed shot
JackieB Plus
5 18 3 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2011 8:12PM
Trev this has to be your best yet, great detail and colour......and it hasn't been oversharpened TongueGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

A beautiful, sharp detailed capture,great job,Trevor Smile
18 Aug 2011 10:41PM
Thanks friends.


Wow excellent detail brill.
18 Aug 2011 11:28PM
Brilliant detail Trev..Caught this one just right........Regards ... John....That gives you the thirty...
19 Aug 2011 1:12AM
Thanks everyone and John for RC.


Super capture Trev - wonderful detail & light

Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
19 Aug 2011 6:17AM
Bring it on Trev...fabulous detail n colour.

My fave dragonfly are the hawkers but have only managed a shot a couple of times - by accident whilst out walking once! I think it is a southern but could be a common...will ask a mate to have a look and let me know.
19 Aug 2011 12:53PM
Defo a Southern hawker, and a great shot at that, sorry I missed this earlier
19 Aug 2011 1:01PM
Thanks Mike.


19 Aug 2011 4:54PM
wow incredible shot, esquisite detail & on a 150-500 os sigma ( i used to have the old 50-500 non os on a 30D) ive always read the 150-500 IQ was always soft with a lot of CA barrel distortion & vignetting. I was thinking of that lens as im in a wheelchair so need a long lens for wildlife. May I ask what your ISO was & were you shooting wide open or did you stop it down.
19 Aug 2011 5:16PM
Thanks TeaMonkey for comment and vote, info as requested, lens at 500mm with crop factor 750mm, f9 at 320sec, 400 ISO Matrix metering, W/B cloudy, subject 3.4 meters away, tripod and Gimble head used, hope this helps.


20 Aug 2011 11:42PM
Fantastic colors here Trev.. and the head looks as if turned to you, looking at you Smile Smile Great clear image!
21 Aug 2011 10:09AM
Stunning detail Trev. Great lens. I bet the gimble head helps. Must get one for mine. Presume its the Sigma lens is it? Amazing quality shot. Paul
21 Aug 2011 11:01AM
Thanks both, Paul yes it is the Sigma.


21 Aug 2011 6:32PM

Quote:Thanks Lillian
I Have a Nikkor 105 macro lens, but find you have to get in close, and you then scare away the subject so I use the 70-210 or the 150-500 and seems to work.



I undersrtand that Trev. i have a 60mm f2.8 N Nikkor macro which is a cracking lens for quality but i do have to get in close and as you say can scare away the subject. think I should have chosen the 105mm. But had it some time now and its good for portraits. (not that I do many). Your detail here is amazing. Congrats. paul

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