Saturday, 8 August 2015

Southern Hawker and Others

 The Southern Hawker Dragonfly

This is a female that I found this week in a sheltered spot basking in the sun.




Female Emerald Damselfly


Male Black-tailed Skimmer



Female Brown Hawker


Immature Female Common Darters (I think)




Larval Case (exuvia)



22 comments:

  1. Fantastic photos Roy, I do love to see your dragonfly pics :-) The BT Skimmers are superb and well done getting a Brown Hawker, you seem to have a rare talent for photographing them!

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  2. HI Roy Any lovely set of images. Have a lovely weekend.

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  3. Beautiful shots! I had a lovely dragonfly visit,y yard yesterday, but I only got off one blurry click, and it was gone! Have a great weekend!

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  4. Tes femelles sont superbes Roy, elles sont cachées chez moi, top peur de se faire agresser ;-)
    Bon WE

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  5. Fabulous shots Roy, I love the light through the wings on the second last photo. Great banner image with the bee too.

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  6. Fantastic shots! Still struggling to tell Southern from Migrant hawkers...how many times do I say that. You can see the yellow shoulder flashes on that specimen, indicating it's a southern.

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  7. Your Common Darter females looks identical to a visitor I had to my garden pond today. I also assumed the same identification. Don't know how to tell whether they are immature or not.

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  8. Wow, I'll have to come out to your area to shoot dragons, even if it means dealing with Heathrow ; )

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  9. Nice selection here and really great to get the hawker shots as they spend so much time flying around! :-)

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  10. Hey Roy... I am still not seeing a lot of dragonflies or the like off. You sure are having a good year.

    Great shots!!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG. Well it could be better.!

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  11. Lovely and super pics. I haven't seen any Emerald damselflies yet but usually see them here. I was lucky to see a female S. Hawker in England a few years ago, she was perching on a hedge and let me take some really close macros of her! Just wish the males round here did the same..... This morning just saw first Common Darter on my pond. I think dragonfly season here (on my pond) is better in late summer/early autumn. :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy, the season tends to vary from one year to the next, this year is quite good so far.

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