Friday, 6 September 2013

Migrant Hawker Dragonfly

A Male Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)

You have more chance to photograph this species as they tend to rest often on low vegetation.
Can be found in most of England and Wales. Although a resident species the numbers do increase with European migrants.







24 comments:

  1. Hi Roy You would be proud of me. I was able to name this one as I have photographed it!! Great shots of it here and I especially like the one that it is looking up into the camera.

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    1. Thanks Margaret, you are getting too good. I have to check my ID efforts most of the time.{:))

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  2. prachtige libelle-log hier kijk ik met plezier naar.

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    1. De eerste van deze soort heb ik dit jaar Nic gezien

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  3. Roy your dragonfly photos are really fantastic. Knowing how much you enjoy those and the butterflies, I hope you might drop by my second last blog post - you will see one very different dragonfly! Your photos are so sharp, a great camera you're using

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    1. Thanks Carole. Yes I will check that out.
      I was using a Lumix GH3 and 100-300mm lens.

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  4. Great set Roy, excellent first image...[;o)

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  5. A lovely study of your Male Migrant Hawker Roy. I rarely get a good shot of dragonflies and am always impressed when people do.

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  6. Brilliant photos. I love the details on the body and those lacy wings.

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    1. Thanks Alison, they are an amazing creature.

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  7. Great photography Roy, from head to tail and left to right. Very nice.

    Regards and have a nice weekend!
    Marianne

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  8. Great shots of the Dragonflies,have changed name of blog from "The quiet Birder" to http://thequietwalker.blogspot.co.uk/you will need to change your link on your page.

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  9. What a handsome little guy!! Loved seeing him from every angle, Roy!

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  10. Hey Roy... I think this is the same one we have here! I have been trying to get a decent shot of this one in my yard, and it looks just like that!!
    I didn't have a clue where to start to ID him, so perhaps you have helped me with that!! : )
    Fantastic photos lucky you are to get near enough for these!! Mine only lets me so near and he moves!
    I know that I will not have anything anywhere near these good ones!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG. It will probably the same or very similar as many of them are, UK and USA.

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  11. I got it today also gefotografferd Roy. He was (actually there were many) in the tree. Beautiful bright pictures.

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