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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 10th September, 2008)

Common Darter

Common Darter
Smiiiiiile :-)

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D3 - Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro)
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Comment by: Jean Jones on 10th September 2008 at 00:37

Totally amazing piccy, yet again.

Comment by: Alan on 10th September 2008 at 00:48

WOW !!!!!!!!!

Comment by: joe barker on 10th September 2008 at 06:53

brilliant picture

Comment by: Frank Healy on 10th September 2008 at 08:30

Smile? It scared the living daylights out of me:o) Brilliant though.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 10th September 2008 at 08:45

Dave, how long did it take you to get this amazing photo?
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:-
The Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae native to Eurasia. It is one of the most common dragonflies in Europe, occurring in a wide variety of water bodies, though with a preference for breeding in still water such as ponds and lakes. Adults are on the wing from June until November - occasionally into December.

Comment by: Banksy on 10th September 2008 at 09:09

Is it Eric Bristow? :-) Great photo!

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 10th September 2008 at 09:48

Looks like radar on its head,Dave.Some of my bee close ups appear to have as many eyes as a spider.The eyes of an insect seem to be far more complex than our own.Yes, it is a truly professional mug shot.

Comment by: Harry C on 10th September 2008 at 14:50

Dave, again I am most impressed by your photo today. Where did you take it, we get them on Scotmans flash flyjng alongside the boats when sailing. Great shot.

Comment by: Dave on 10th September 2008 at 17:31

Thanks all.

This was sitting on a fence at Martin Mere WWT at Burscough. It took a few minutes to carefully set up my tripod and work progressively closer until I got close enough for this shot.

Comment by: janice on 16th September 2008 at 16:30

o.m.g i jumped out my seat !!!

Comment by: Judith Bennett-Baggs on 23rd September 2008 at 17:56

A truly amazing photograph, you must have some camera there Dave.

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