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A beautiful Dragonfly feeding down by the river bank,....when we had a little good weather,.......come back sunshine please.........
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Jun 23 2012 12:03 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful close-up of the dragonfly, Joe....Well done...:-))
Jun 23 2012 12:03 GMT 25barb
Again you delight the viewer with such beauty. And this magnificent dragonfly is perfect for bringing sunshine for the day (a rainy day here)
The colors are incredible and one of my favorite compositions is the diagnonal.
This details and lighting - outstanding
An impressive photo. This photo awards you a five ***** rating.
Thank you for posting.
Jun 23 2012 14:02 GMT larrybenedict
Dragonflies rest with their wings open. Damselflies rest with their wings closed. Which is it Joe? I looked up this information (Wikipedia) last year, wondering what was the difference. I actually thought people in England had a different name for Dragonflies!!! Growing up in Kentucky, we called Dragonfiles....Snake Doctors----a common name for them in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Jun 23 2012 14:57 GMT Bigbear10
A great capture, so much detail in full size
Jun 23 2012 15:00 GMT senna3
Magnificent close-up!
Jun 23 2012 15:44 GMT sheasoru68
I am certainly no expert on insects Larry, so I will take your word on that piece of information regarding the difference between Damselflies and Dragonflies. However, this being a Photographic site, which I am most concerned about, I was happy to have captured this insect in fairly decent focus. These insects are notoriously difficult to capture in good full focus. I was also attempting to apply some Bokeh to the shot which is not quiet there, but very close. Again, a difficult skill giving the short amount of time these guys allow you, and the bend on the grass I felt made for a good composition. One other very important point, even though I love my English neighbours and always have loved the English public and countryside, I am very much Irish, a difference which may be easier to detect between than a Dragonfly or Damselfly.
Jun 23 2012 16:32 GMT Danijela
definitely must be seen in full size, great focus, superb pic
Jun 23 2012 17:46 GMT Annamaria
Whatever it is, Joe: you made a perfect shot of it....;-))
Jun 23 2012 18:05 GMT sini
Wonderful capture!:)
Jun 23 2012 18:08 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
You must have been thrilled to get this great capture, Joe!
Jun 23 2012 19:43 GMT elsje323
beautiful macro
Jun 23 2012 20:12 GMT anko
Jun 23 2012 23:33 GMT MargNZ
Well done Joe , as you say they are not easy to capture :)
Jun 24 2012 10:45 GMT clintonfolks
Jun 24 2012 11:17 GMT Bellavista
Nice shot Joe, it is not easy to catch an insect,...anyway I sent you today a bit of sunshine from England...lol..
Jun 24 2012 14:46 GMT Ada90
this is awesome my friend.
Jul 08 2012 20:04 GMT legs4daze PRO
hi hi joe, wow... such a gentle embrace of the long slim flora by the long slim legs and the long slim wings and body, beautiful capture of this DAMSELFLY ;o))))))) xo