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A Lucky Break.

I've been on "family duty" for the past week, entertaining our grandchildren so haven't had much time for wildlife or photography.

However the other day I got lucky and spotted a species I've never managed to see or photograph before. It also stayed around long enough to get the camera out and set up.

A lovely male Banded Demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx splendens ).


Here's a bigger crop.


Thanks for looking.
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Re: A Lucky Break.

That's a beautiful shot Peter, I prefer the crop as I find that bright green leaf distracting.
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Re: A Lucky Break.

Crop for me too ! Great image Peter
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Re: A Lucky Break.

Many thanks John and Chevvy.

In the first crop I tried to include a bit more "context" but I agree the tighter crop works better.

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Re: A Lucky Break.

Peter, I thought that grandchildren did sometimes qualify as "wildlife."

Glad you found time to take this superb shot.
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Re: A Lucky Break.

Going to buck the trend here. I prefer the first one, with the leaf removed, as the balance is more pleasing to my eye and also the context works better.

Super shot of the sort I seem incapable of grabbing

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Re: A Lucky Break.

No. 2 for me look in pounce mode. Great shot.
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Re: A Lucky Break.

Many thanks John,Hec and Ed.

I'll have another go at the first one when I get a moment.

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Re: A Lucky Break.

Super shot of an enchanting subject, Peter.
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Super shot of an enchanting subject, Peter.
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