Sunday, 12 June 2016

Chasers and Damsels

Dragonflies and Damselflies are now emerging in some numbers after the warm spell of weather we have had recently.

This female Scarce Chaser I found along side the river bank.
It was perched in the sun for quite a long period.



Mating pair of Azure Damselflies




Female Banded Demoiselle 






Male Banded Demoiselle


Four-spotted Chaser






24 comments:

  1. Wonderfulclose up images of al these lovely critters Roy.

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  2. Superb Odonata images!

    Good to see a few different to the norm angles taken, namely the Female Banded Demoiselle and the last image of the Four-spotted Chaser

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  3. Hi Roy,
    fantastic shots, one recognizes the details of the dragonflies
    greetings frank

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  4. Roy, it is good to see the varied species appearing at long last. I feel the mixed weather has certainly delayed things this year AND we have rain here again today!

    Looking at the thorax and S2 markings I think your mating Damsels are in fact Azure.

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    1. Thanks for putting that right Frank.

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  5. Ah, insect macro. Love it! Great shots, especially the Scarce Chaser. Never seen one before.

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    1. Thanks Debs. Only in certain locations do I see them now.

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  6. It is a great time of year. I'm glad to see you have a good variety.

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  7. Onpa siellä jo paljon korentoja! Täällä on ollut kylmää, öisin melkein pakkasta, korentoja ei paljoa ole näkynyt.

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    1. Kaikki meillä on nyt on sade ja sade Anne

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  8. A nice selection there Roy. I was pleased to spot the first damsel of the year at my garden pond yesterday.

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  9. Hoping my new camera can handle damsels and dragons

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    1. Its the old saying Simon, "The best camera is the one that you have with you."

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  10. Hey Roy... You sure get the opportunity to see these guys, and have them stay in one place to get these great close-ups of them. :)
    I find them so amazing with the colors and delicate looking body's,but deadly when it comes to a meal. ;)

    Grace

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  11. I am really loving the azure damselfly photos. We are getting into butterflies and insects this year. I guess it is a natural progression in birding also. Dragonflies are all over here now, they won't sit still though! Great photos Roy.

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  12. A beautiful array of dragonflies and damselflies. A corn bout I've never unfortunately encountered.

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