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Old May 27, 2010, 2:18 PM   #1
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Default Last damselfly for the year, and a jumping spider

I swear, unless is see one wearing a bowler hat and singing "god save the queen" then this will be the last damselfly photo this year. Not caught a single really good shot of a common blue... common my bum, only saw them over 2 days, no sight of them today...



Been using live view all this time, and completely forgot about pressing the Info button to give you a zoomed image. As soon as I remembered, made getting what I want into focus a lot easier. Just a pain that it disables after every shot.

Also, tiny little jumping spider from this morning before work, only caught him for a few seconds, but managed to get 2 shots to focus stack him. Will hopefully catch him again, I think I know where he is living now.



I was really excited by this until I saw snostorms images LOL!
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Old May 27, 2010, 4:26 PM   #2
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I really like the damselfly!
to my knowledge we don't have that species here, its very colorful.
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Old May 27, 2010, 4:36 PM   #3
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Thanks GW!

It's only this colorful up close, from a distance it looks pretty uninspiring, I think it's a Large Red Damselfly:

http://www.dragonflysoc.org.uk/pynym.html

The "small" variety doesn't seem to have the tags on the wings.
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Old May 28, 2010, 12:16 AM   #4
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Lovely shot again Ash. Wish I could even see a b .... dragonfly !
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last (great/super/wonderful/...) shot of a dragonfly - yes and you want me to believe that

I don't think anybody on this forum minds those portraits, great work with the spider to.

Don't stop keep up the great work

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Old May 28, 2010, 3:21 AM   #6
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Lovely shot again Ash. Wish I could even see a b .... dragonfly !
Thanks, same here mate, no sign of the dragonflies around here yet...

Thanks Ronny!

Just a bit bored of taking photo's of the same subjects in the same place, I am considering this subject done and going to look for other things now.
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Surely not your last one! These have been great - and your audience wants MORE!!
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Surely not your last one! These have been great - and your audience wants MORE!!
Ditto
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Old May 28, 2010, 6:25 PM   #9
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LOL thanks both!

I had a rather bizarre situation earlier, I upload these to my largely abandoned Flickr account so frogfish can see them. I do the normal thing of joining groups I am interested in, and had a message from the BBC, and they want to use this damselfly photo on the Spring Watch program about nature photography!

Suffice to say I was gobsmacked, not sure if they will use the photo or not, but it pretty much blew my mind to think that it might be featured on prime-time TV!*




*well the "red button" program after the actual show has finished airing...

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*well the "red button" program after the actual show has finished airing...
If that means they didn't use it, they should have.
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