Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Two Dragons

Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)♂

The largest species of Dragonfly in UK.
Common in Southern and Central England.
Very territorial.
This male is my first sighting of this species.




Southern Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) ♀

Another large species and very common in Southern and central England.
It hunts away form water along woodland rides which is where I photographed this female.



21 comments:

  1. they are both so beautifu Roy and you photographs are super.

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  2. Great sightings. These are both very much like our Darners.

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  3. We have emperors round here out of town, though I've never seen one. Southern hawkers, and last year migrant hawkers, more numerous in town. The southerns are a bit greener, and bigger, than the migrants is the crappy rule of thumb I use to id them. Probably wrongly.

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    1. Thanks Simon, I usually have to look in the book.{:))

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  4. Excellent shots Roy, I have never managed to photograph an Emperor!

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  5. Bonjour Roy
    Voilà l'empereur et son aeshne :)
    Joli duo de photos, Ces anizo sont si beaux.
    Merci
    Grosses bises

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  6. Hey Roy... I find them so fascinating . somethings you can't appreciate unless you see them up close like this.

    Awesome shot's!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, they are very unusual.

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  7. Stunning photos of my favourites :o)

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    1. I knew you would like them Julie. Thanks.

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  8. Both are gorgeous. Fabulous photos, Roy!

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