Dazzling Damsels and Dragons 2019

  • Great to get the white-face darter and must have been lovely to catch sight of 3 Ospreys; I was really disappointed not to see an Adder in the warm sunshine and was told there had been one the day before which had sadly been run over by the car park - how the driver didn't see it I'll never know since they have laid the lovely new light coloured access road - would have thought the snake would stand out on the entrance road..

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Dragons are getting more frequent now, at least when the sun is out. This Black-tailed Skimmer was more obliging than usual.

    It even let me close enough to get a more detailed shot with a macro lens

    I was hoping to catch this …. a Blue-tailed Damsel with prey

    Too busy stuffing its face to worry about how close any random photographer was getting

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    Nige   Flickr

  • You said you wanted to get one with prey, well done Nige, cracking shots.

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Wow, nice picture.
  • Yes, great shots Nigel, amazing detail.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Some absolutely brilliant photos folks.

    It's been a while since I've seen any to share, but a recent visit to RSPB Conwy did change that, a pair of damsels mating.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • Good capture Mike as are the others at Conway, especially the Bullfinch.

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    gaynorsl said:
    Good capture Mike as are the others at Conway, especially the Bullfinch.

    Thank you.

    The damsels were challenging, because blades of grass kept attracting the autofocus, but I persevered. 

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    gaynorsl said:
    Good capture Mike as are the others at Conway, especially the Bullfinch.

    Thank you Gaynor

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler