Dazzling Damsels and Dragons 2018

  • In reply to James:

    LOL James

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Male Common Darter sunning itself on a wooden table.

    I think this is also a Common Darter but an old female. It almost looks as though it's ovipositing on the wood. Shadows giving the illusion of an additional set of wings.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Great captures Tony and good to see the dragonflies still enjoying the Autumn sunshine on offer.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    My Flickr. photo  link HERE 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Sunny and warm which brought out the dragonflies again.

    Common Darters coupling although a tarmac path wasn't perhaps the most romantic location or a great background for photos.

    And ovipositing in tandem in very shallow water.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Saw a few here today at LM but sadly none landed and i think one was a Migrant Hawker

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    Just crashed into moth lights ... talk about a fright ... am sure you'll know what variety this is??

    Didn't know they flew at night but some do & are attracted to light ... live & learn!!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    I didn't know they flew at night either. I've always assumed they roosted somewhere until it warms up during the day.

    I looks like a male Migrant Hawker, Wendy.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks TJ, was very impressive & a privilege to get such a close view!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    I've had a few come to the moth traps, but none as big & impressive as that Wendy.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    Made such a racket as it crashed into glass covering moth light, was half-scared to look & see what it was! Lol

    Was quite unharmed thank goodness & flew quite happily after photoshoot!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr