Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Black-tailed Skimmer

The Black-tailed Skimmer Dragonfly (Orthetrum cancellatum)

Fairly common species that can be found by open water in Southern England and some parts of Wales.

These shots are of the males that I found resting in the sun on a rock at the waters edge.
The have a tendency to fly away from and return to the same location frequently.







10 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. Of late, I've been having difficulties getting the dragonflies and butterflies to pose nicely for me.

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    1. Thanks Karen. They are always more difficult at the beginning of the season here.

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  2. heerlijk om z,on serie libelles te zien ze zijn soms zo vlug dat het onmogelijk lukt.

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  3. A great dragonfly not that common but very present locally!
    He has served ladies quite a bit! LOL!
    Last bend of the road for him!!

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    1. Thanks Noushka.
      Bend being the operative word maybe.{:))

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  4. Great dragon shots. Saw several about today - the one time I'd left the Nikon at home!

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    1. Thanks John. Its always the case when you see something like that.

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  5. Very nice this male dragonfly.
    I see, no saw them fly too much here
    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Thanks Helma. I have not seen so many this year.

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