Southern Hawker - Aeshna cyanea
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Location: Leicester England UK
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Ever since I bought John Shaw's 'Closeups in Nature', and saw the back cover, I've been waiting for a Dragonfly to perch in the garden. And last evening it happened!
· Date: Thu 24-July-2008 · Views: 631 · Filesize: 142.5KB, 246.4KB · Dimensions: 662 x 920 ·
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Keywords: Dragonfly Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens and Filters: Tokina 100mm Pro D Macro
Film and ISO: ISO 200
Aperture: f/16
Shutterspeed: 1.6 seconds
Location: Leicestershire, UK
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Location: Brentwood CA US
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Thu 24-July-2008 06:35 Rating: 10 

This is simply awesome! I love dragonflies and only have one photo... Let's hope I have the same opportunity someday. Great work!

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Location: Mississauga ON CA
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Thu 24-July-2008 08:17 Rating: 10 

Really stunning photograph - the look like they're made of leaded glass.
Going to have to check John Shaw's book out.

Location: Leicester England UK
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Sun 27-July-2008 04:15

Thank you both for the kind words, very much appreciated Smile

Location: Feltham England UK
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Sun 03-August-2008 08:10 Rating: 10 

What can I say stunning. I'm just starting macro photography if only one day I capture one like this. I know practice, and like you patients

Location: Leicester England UK
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Tue 05-August-2008 08:26

Thank you very much fruitbat Smile Patience - it's only taken me two years to get this shot!