Dazzling Damsels and Dragons 2019

  • I would say they are both Emerald Damsels.
    There are a few different Emeralds eg Scarce E, Willow E etc, that aren't always easy to differentiate but most aren't as frequent as the standard Emerald so I'd go with that unless you know one of the others is around

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    Nige   Flickr

  • So far I have found 2019 a very slow year for Dragons with very few species showing and numbers well down on this time last year, which hasn't made it any easier to fulfil one of my targets of getting more and better in-flight shots. Chasers are notoriously difficult to catch mid-air (I think) but there are occasions when the odds significantly improve, so here's the best of my recent attempt at a Broad-bodied Chaser in-flight

    Hopefully, I'll get the chance to improve and do some more species as the season goes on

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    Nige   Flickr

  • Lovely shots Nige, now if the weather improves next week to the heat wave they are promising you will get more chances hopefully to give us more treats.

    Lot to learn

  • Lovely shots folks, not seen many dragons/damsels/demoiselle in the short time I've been "naturing", I've been more focussed on birds, but here are a couple I saw yesterday

    Male and female banded demoiselle if my research is correct?

  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    PimperneBloke said:
    Male and female banded demoiselle if my research is correct?

    Spot on. Nice set of images. I haven't managed many this year so far.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Thanks Tony, and for the confirmation of identity
  • A brilliant thread with some wonderful images

    I've not seen many myself, and those I have seen have already been posted, however, I did find a rather gruesome sight the other day

    Felt sorry for the Damselfly, but even spiders have to eat.

    cheers  Terry

    my photo's here

  • I didn't see all three when I took the picture (I was the other side of the muddy pool trying not to fall in!!)... 

    and not sure what any are!!

  • In reply to Nigel O:

    Nigel O said:

    So far I have found 2019 a very slow year for Dragons with very few species showing and numbers well down on this time last year, which hasn't made it any easier to fulfil one of my targets of getting more and better in-flight shots. Chasers are notoriously difficult to catch mid-air (I think) but there are occasions when the odds significantly improve, so here's the best of my recent attempt at a Broad-bodied Chaser in-flight

    I've heard quite a few folk saying this year has been slow for dragons.
    I guess the lack of sun hasn't helped much either.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • I forgot to post this one from last May. I think it's a Hairy Dragonfly (aka Hairy Hawker) At least I hope it is because I haven't seen one before. Not the best of photos because it was in an awkward position with very contrasting light and shade.

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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream