As ever, lots of stunning photos folks.
A few, and though I say it myself, "some stunning" photos of dragons and damsels, on a recent visit to RSPB Conwy.
Ruddy Darter, of which there were quite a few.
IF YOU'RE SQUEAMISH, IT MAY NOT BE WISE TO GO FURTHER.
Though it is nature, and undisturbed, going about its reproductive business.
Probably my most spectacular, is this female Emperor.
I was sceptical at first about getting too close for fear of disturbing, but she seemed unphased of what was going on around, so ?I got closer as you will see.
Just look at those veins, she must be pushing hard to get those eggs out.
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A Ruddy Darter I think from yesterday at Holme Bird Observatory.
Male Black Darter
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There aren't many Damsels left flying, although a few Emeralds were around at the weekend
However, the sun over the weekend brought the dragons out in numbers again - loads of Ruddy Darters
The red eyes ... aargh!!!
A mating wheel
At one point I had five pairs flying along the sides of the pool in front of me and in addition there were several single males pestering them. With that many options, you have to try for in-flight shots, although they were in the long grass rather than over the water, which didn't help. A lot end up on the cutting room floor, but here are the more successful ones
Fancy being able to put your legs up over your shoulders
And about the only Hawker I've seen settled - a rather tatty Brown Hawker
Lot to learn
Blimey...I found this thread on page 11..... I guess they're on the wane, but not at Ham Wall yesterday..
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In reply to TeeJay:
just three from my local park whlst i walk the mutts.....
99% of my photos are just out with the mutts in springwater park, between whitefield and radcliffe north manchester, thankfully allowed to be self managed mainly by nature allowing a large variety of species.....
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