Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Dragons at Last

The Four-spotted Chaser Dragonfly (Libellula quadrimaculata)
Several males were observed around a small pond. The first I have seen of this species this year.

Yes at last a few Dragonflies. I also observed a disappearing Broad-bodied, but only from a distance.

Sony Alpha 6000. 55-210mm lens. 1/400 at f8. 315mm. ISO320







23 comments:

  1. some BRILLIANT shots Roy of a very beautiful insect

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  2. What a beauty!! I've only seen one, so far this spring, down in Massachusetts. Spring is so late here!

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    1. Thanks Karen, I think they are behind a little here as well, as I have not seen many yet.

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  3. wat zijn de libellen toch heel mooi,maar ze blijven haast nooit even stil zitten.

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    1. Ze doen blijven bewegen Bas. {:))

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  4. Awesome shots of the dragonflies. We haven't had many here yet either.

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  5. Oh, yah. Me tool. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I found my first dragons last weekend. The third is a particularly fun shot!

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  6. It is great to see the dragons again isn't it and you've got some super pics of the FS Chasers Roy :-)

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    1. Thanks David. Yes, but they need to buck up soon though.{:))

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  7. Cracking images Roy. Yep, dragons seem to be in short supply so far this year. Hopefully they'll put in an appearance soon?...[;o)

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  8. seen one chaser and one Hawker....

    see you've swapped systems... ;)

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    1. Yes not many about yet Pete. Yes swapped to Sony, trying to be minimalist.{:))

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  9. Hey Roy.... Nice to be seeing dragonflies, I am now starting to see butterflies ,so it will be awhile before I see them!!!
    The third shot is wild!!

    Grace

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  10. Bonjour Roy,
    Tu as changé d'objectif ?
    La photo 3 et la dernière sont très belle !
    Bravo

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    1. Merci Nathalie. Que j'aime le dernier à cause des feuilles d'eau.
      Bisous

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  11. Stunning photos Roy, haven't had the time or the weather to see if they are out on the pond at the park... Weather not looking much better for this weekend :(

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    1. Thanks Amanda, yes weather not great is it for a while I suspect. June gets like this.

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  12. How did I miss this post.. just stunning photos Roy... as you can probably guess from my blog name.. I adore dragonflies :o)

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