Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Remaining Odonata

Drawing toward the close of the Odonata season here are a few I shot very recently.

Black-tailed Skimmer

Migrant Hawker

Southern Hawker

Banded Demoiselle

Ruddy Darter

Ruddy Darter

Common Darter (male)

Common Darter (female)

Common Darter and three below




"Whats going on here then"
This female Southern Hawker thought it was a good place to try and lay eggs, my shoe.




26 comments:

  1. wow! I have hardly seen any Dragonflies this year adn you have them coming so close to you. Your photographs are marvellous Roy. Thanks fo letting e know about the Racing Pigeon. I have amended that now in the post. Many thanks.

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  2. Fabulous pictures! I've tried, so i know how hard it is.

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  3. Brilliant shot of the broody hawker! I love how these pics show the colour contrast between common darters and ruddy darters. Speaking of which the common darters are pretty hardy and I would expect to see for a little while yet.

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    1. Thanks Simon, yes they will be here for a while.

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  4. Lovely shots Roy. Must admit I have taken many pictures of the dragonflies/damselflies, I have seen them but they seem to be too busy flying around, chasing each other around. Maybe the smell of your feet confused the lady ;-)

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    1. Thanks Lyn.
      Um! are suggesting my feet smell Lyn.{:))

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  5. nice shots Roy. I seem to think there haven't been as many this year.......

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  6. A great variety of shots Mr Norris and interesting behaviour from the rather confused Southern Hawker female. Also well done getting some pics of ruddy darters as well, especially as I have found them very hard to find up here this year.

    Hope you are well and best wishes to all :-)

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    1. Thanks David, Ruddy Darters are quite numerous in this area.

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  7. You are definitely an Odonata Whisperer - just love those last two shots! :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy. Its the animal attraction.{:))

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  8. Fantastic photos of the gorgeous dragonflies!

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  9. Hey Roy... Well you do have a way of attracting things to you don't you. Butterflies, dragonflies, wow when I get near they take off :}
    I love that second one, such beautiful colors.
    Nice shots!!!

    Grace

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  10. love dragonflies and your shows here a very beautiful series of many different dragonflies. Even a dragonfly piggybacked onto your shoe :-)

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