Wednesday, 28 August 2013

More Dragons

My latest batch of Dragonfly images.

The first six images are I believe, of the Ruddy Darter.












The next two are the Common Darter.



Lastly, I found another female Brown Hawker ovipositing in a small stream.


30 comments:

  1. I haven't seen many dragon or damselflies this summer the exception being a really huge one that got into my DIL's kitchen. I eventually managed to get it outside again - it was flying into the glass and the high wooden beams and making a terrific noise as it got crosser and crosser. DIL says they have a nasty sting which I hadn't realised - she knows from personal experience apparently!

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    1. Actually D, they can bite as a defensive measure if you caught them in your hand, but are unlikely to pierce the skin.
      They don't actually sting though.

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  2. Another nice selection. I am now seeing plenty but all on the move.

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    1. They don't hang around John.Thanks.

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  3. Some great shots Roy, dragonflies do make superb subjects for photography if you can get close enough :-)

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  4. Very impressive Roy, I love the colors of these flying gems.

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  5. Geweldig mooi Roy er zitten er nogal wat de combinatie met de bramenstruik spreekt mij wel aan.

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  6. Hey Roy...Interesting!! Good shot's !
    I want to know what those berries are, they look interesting!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG,
      The berries are blackberries (drupelets), but underdeveloped due to inadequate pollination of the ovules.
      Bet you wish you hadn't asked now.{:))

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  7. Great selection Roy, especially that last one. They seldom seem to settle, so you did well getting one ovipositing.

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    1. Thanks Keith. I have been lucky twice now with them, never happened before.

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  8. So, it's okay to love dragons? I would say a resounding, "YES!" Nice shots Roy!

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    1. Thanks Kathie,
      well, these kind of dragons anyway.{:))

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  9. Good shots, even flight shots, nice. I really like the last shot, this is a sort of impossible dragon to shoot, so it's very nice the you have one.

    Kind regards,
    Marianne

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  10. Oh Roy!
    Spot on into one of my passions...
    Your Id's are perfect!
    A lovely post with the mating wheel and the male in flight!
    But to top it all, the Brown hawker laying is stunning to me, I don't have this species around where I am! You make me jealous!! No just kidding, I am glad to see it on your blog!
    You can publish more dragons, I like!!!
    Cheers, keep well!

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    1. Thanks Noushka,
      I knew you would be studying this one, so I had to get it right.{:))

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  11. Great set of Dragons Roy, especially the flight shots...not easy!...[;o)

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  12. Beautiful pics. Incredible detail.
    Roy, btw, I nominated you for a photo contest - Check it out here

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    1. Thanks Bhusha,
      OK, I must check that out, thanks.

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  13. Really a super blog Roy!
    Beautifully which Ruddy Darter and actually know a mating wheel capture. Really amazing pictures. The flying dragonfly you know to be beautiful leggen.Ook depositing the eggs of the brown glazier is a jewel of a photo. The dragonfly itself is fantastic and then also so beautiful in the picture. Really super.

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  14. Great photos,I haven't had much time to get out,back at work full time after having most of the summer off..have managed to see one dragonfly at the park,I am not to keen on them they move to fast all over the place.

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    1. Thanks Amanda, they are not 'everyone's cup of tea" I must admit, but some pitch more than others. If you study them long enough you can often work out by their habits when they are likely to pitch. With the Brown Hawker, thats not very often.{:))

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  15. You got great shots of them! I've never yet found a red dragonfly....maybe we don't have any around here.

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    1. Thanks Mary, they are one of our common species really

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