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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

A bit of macro

The last post for August, so some recent macro shots. First up, a dragon, by the name of Southern Hawker.




The next one is another Hawker, the Migrant Hawker.



Something a little different next. I found this feather caught on a leaf.


A couple of damsels getting it together,


Common Blue.

And a female Common Blue, that looks like she’s doing a hand signal.


And the last two, a couple of butterflies.


Small Copper



Common Blue


Enjoy the rest of the week.

30 comments:

  1. Very nice bits of macro as well Keith.

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  2. I love these animals and your pics allways are realy excellent, they open my heart !!! thank you ! September is my most favorite month and so I m happy, tomorrow september is beginning, big hugh kathrin

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  3. These are really superb......What bird is the feather from?.....Just guess I wouldn't be able to tell....Well Ostrich or Peacock tail feathers I would hazard a guess at.

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  4. Thanks Roy. Hopefully the birds will be more visible soon though. :)

    Thank you Kathrin. The year seems to be going so quickly.

    No idea where the feather is from Adrian. I think your guess is a bit off the mark though lol

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  5. These are beautiful as always. Any idea what kind of bird dropped that feather? It's a lovely shot.

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  6. They are all beautiful, Keith! I haven't seen so many damsels and dragons this year but perhaps I just haven't got to enough of the right places.

    The feather photo is lovely also :)

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  7. Oh beautiful hon...wow..I do love those dragonflies!!! WE have had a quiet bird year here..is really cold already. The feather is wonderful..wow!!
    Hope things are well with you! Hugs, Sarah

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  8. Thanks Hilary. Not sure what bird dropped the feather. Not a colour I can match to a bird I can think of.

    Thank you Jan. My local lake is full of dragons and damsels currently. Makes up for the lack of birds at the moment ;)

    Thank you Sarah. The last couple of months here have been quiet for birds too.

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  9. Great macros Keith :) Superb set !
    And the feather is really beautiful ! Love this one

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  10. Thank you Pescalune. Appreciate your comments :)

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  11. Hi Keith..Those are great details and color you captured in the micro Dragon and Damsel shots!!
    Really like the feather hanging on..unfortunately thats the way I feel alot of the time !!
    I posted a photo on my blog yesterday of what I believe to be a Twelve Spotted Skimmer but not sure!! No way like the beautiful photos you take !! Someday maybe!!

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  12. Thanks grammie.
    Had a look at your Twelve Spotted Skimmer; what a beauty.

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  13. Wow Keith, that's a wonderful set of pictures. I just was stunned when I click on each of them to get the full size version. I loved also the feather on the leaf, it's a really cool composition! Well done my friend!

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  14. Thank you Chris. Glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  15. I love the Southern Hawker, you've been hard at it.

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  16. Thanks Bob. I've managed to get a few pictures over the last couple of days ;)

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  17. Excellent macro work. I suppose I'll have to save some pennies for a proper lens! Which one were you using?
    Have a good week. FAB.

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  18. Cheers Frank.
    The lens is the Sigma 105mm macro. Excellent lens.

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  19. Simply incredible macro shots here. Wow! The dragons and damsel are superb, but the common blue and the small copper really do something for me. What amazing little faces. ~karen

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  20. Very nice serie, the feather images is the best of them ;)

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  21. You have some terrific macros, well done!!

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  22. Karen, thank you for stopping by, and leaving a comment. Appreciate it. :)

    Dominic, thank you. A chance shot that seems popular :)

    Thank you for stopping by Harold. Appreciate your comments.

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  23. such large dark pool eyes on those butterflies, i think I prefer shots from the front like these than from the back even though you don't see all the colourings

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  24. Great stuff there Keith. You have become a dab hand with the macro shots.

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  25. Wow, those are magnificent photos!

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  26. Thanks Debbie. Yea, I prefer shooting them this way too.

    Thank you John. An awful lot get binned in the process lol

    Thank you Sarah :)

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  27. I love your macro shots..that blue pattern on that hawker is awesome!!! I would love a beaded bracelet with a pattern like that!!

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  28. Thanks Dixxe. Nature sure is a great designer.

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  29. Absolute wonderful makro shots! Thank your for sharing it. Greetings from Luzia.

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  30. Luzia, thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed them.

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