Monday, 7 July 2014

Black and Yellow Dragonfly.


A chance encounter during a stroll through a area of damp woodland adjoining a Surrey heathland habitat was one of our largest dragonflies, the Golden-ringed (Cordulegaster boltinii). After making several territorial passes just inches above the water in a clear, deep sided stream overhanging with vegetation this male, with its club shaped abdomen,  perched at the same level as my feet for my first photo opportunity with this species.  FAB.





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9 comments:

  1. marvelous images. love his green eyes.

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  2. Fabulous macro images! I'm surprised that you saw a Golden-ringed dragonfly, hadn't thought they were seen in the UK. I haven't seen many this year probably due to the bad weather we have been having in Portugal.

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  3. You did well. Frank. I can't get near any dragons, they're worse than birds and even Nuthatches!

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  4. Fantastic macro Frank, the Golden-ringed dragonfly that's my favourite too.

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  5. Ohh...this is really a Dragon....the magnificient closeup macro allows to see each littlest detail, magnificient photographs, Frank :)

    ciaociao
    elvira

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  6. I was looking to see if you had posted any fences, but was sidetracked by these great dragonflies.

    Thanks for visiting my Good Fences Post.

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    1. Thanks CJ. the fence post can be found here:
      http://fabearlybirder.blogspot.com/2014/07/hillside-wander.html

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  7. Brilliant close shots of the dragon Frank.

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