Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Broad-bodied Chaser

Dragonflies are starting to emerge now which gives one the opportunity to photograph something different.
I found this male Broad-bodied Chaser alongside a pond in woodland. 
A common and widespread species and one of the easier dragonflies to predict about flight patterns. 
It will return to the same perch on numerous occasions during a short period of time.








22 comments:

  1. Fab photos-reminds me that I must get a small pond into the front garden somehow!

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    1. Thanks Suzie. You will have to start digging.(:))

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  2. The body colouring is caused by an effect called pruinism or something like that. Not prudism!

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    1. I will take your word for it Simon.

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  3. One of my favourites. Used to have regular visitors to the garden but not for a few years now. I guess a local colony didn't survive.

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    1. Good numbers around this year already John and back in places where they were absent last year.

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  4. It is wonderful to see dragonflies again isn't it Roy, these pictures are superb :-) We had a Broad-bodied Chaser in our garden on Tuesday but that was a female.

    Hope all is well with you and yours :-)

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    1. Thanks David. Yes they are great to see and the numbers look encouraging for this year already.

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  5. Upeat kuvat. Erikoisen näköinen korento.

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  6. Superb dragon Roy, a pleasure to see it.

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  7. Truly stunning pictures of this flat belly man.

    Greetings, Helma

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    1. Thanks Helma. Great description.{:))

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  8. Lovely captures of this lovely dragonfly :-)

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  9. Wow, you got some great photos of it! I saw one recently but haven't had any dragons visiting my pond at home yet.

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