Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Brown Hawker - Female Omnipositing

The female Brown Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna grandis) lays its eggs on timber or vegetation that is emerging from slow flowing water.
I was able to shoot these images in a small ditch that was under a canopy of trees and flowing into a river. The light was not good as the female found the darkest spot she could find to lay her eggs.

With Brown Hawkers you rarely get the chance to shoot them as they are always on the wing and will only pitch high up and usually out of sight. So this was a good opportunity to get some shots and I certainly haven't seen them omnipositing before.


  1. Wow! Fantastic set of images Roy, you did well to find this ovipositing female, and to then be able to get these superb images of her in the act is just amazing, well done!...[;o)

  2. HI Roy Well isn't that wonderful to see adn fantastic shots. Well done.

  3. Well, if that's not being at the right place at the right time!! Great captures.

  4. Hey Roy... Great shot's!!
    What a great chance you had to find her laying her eggs!!

  5. I'm glad you got this interesting opportunity to get photos! I see several types of dragonflies here that never seem to sit anywhere. Those are always the frustrating ones.

    1. Thanks Mary. Yes, know what you mean.{:))

  6. Wat geweldig mooi Roy en zo zuiver.

  7. As every another great set of really good photo's,well done and keep on sharing.

  8. Hi Roy, wonderful series, I love the delicate wings of the dragonfly...and that header is amazing! love it. cheers.

  9. Yes ... this beautiful egg-depositing emperor dragonfly. You ehbt that very nicely portrayed. You will have them apparently seen with me so I know how beautiful eht is to see in real life :-)


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