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I found my first dock bug (Coreus marginatus) of the year today. A chunky beast indeed. I've always liked them and finally managed a decent photo of one. All hail the GX8, I guess.... :)

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Today was a great day, no a fantastic day :)
I got to photograph a creature I like so much.
Even two of them ... yep.... I was very lucky :yahoo:
Not with flash, just natural light.
I still need to look into that.
Looking back I wished I had taken a lower F-stop
but I was wayyyyy to excited and then I can mess up some things.
BUT I am still very very happy with this photo.
Technical it is not the best but I got to see this creature up close.
I got to talk to it and admire its beauty.
Where I live I dont see many of them so this was a treat for me
that I would like to share with you all :) :dance4::dance3::cloud-9-039:

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Monica---looking great. I see ya love these little guys so here are a few of my favs
Ken
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Will be working on the wings next time :)
 

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I think I got the Dragonfly bug ^ ^
Over the past few days I have gone back to where I saw my first one.
Today was a lovely day so I went to the little pond in the fields.
I saw one on a reed and moved towards it,
not noticing the other 3 blue ones on the same bush :)
Until I came pretty close and they flew away.
I got some nice photos and had a great time outside in the sun :)


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I think I got the Dragonfly bug ^ ^
Over the past few days I have gone back to where I saw my first one.
Today was a lovely day so I went to the little pond in the fields.
I saw one on a reed and moved towards it,
not noticing the other 3 blue ones on the same bush :)
Until I came pretty close and they flew away.
I got some nice photos and had a great time outside in the sun :)


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Another one I saw yesterday,
He was posing for me nicely :)
I really liked the black and orange parts on his wings.
I wonder if that brown spot on is grey back is a wound or natural like that ?
The Dragon/Damsel fly gods are spoiling me ^ ^
and I am loving it :)

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Monika, you've become an instant expert!
Nah not really @Panolyman but would love to be one some day :)
I struggle a lot with the technical side of photography.
My brain finds it very hard to grasp somehow.
Bit by bit it is sinking in though.
I understand more now then when I was young, so that's a winner :)
Sweet of you to say though :thumbup:
 
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Each day I am spending some time at the small field pond now.
Not only for the dragonflies but also the peace of mind I find there.
Its just 5 mins from my house but the mood is a world of difference.
No concrete jungle, just water and open fields filled with flowers.
It feels like you can breath better and the mind is clearer.
It must be because that's the kind of place we were meant to be in ...

This dragonfly, which I call "The Boss" since he is the biggest and always is on patrol,
he decided to honor me with 2 minutes of his time.
Sat down 1 meter away from me and let me take photos.
It just added another level of joy for that day :)

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