Here there be Dragons

by Andrew Wakefield June. 01, 2017 1595 views

Common Darter hunting over the surface of the pond

Common Darter hunting over the surface of the pond

I set out to find some local adders to photograph over the bank holiday weekend, but they had other ideas, so instead I found myself by a pond having fun with the dragonflies and damselflies, which have been brought out at last by the warm weather. For every one of the in flight shots you see here there are many many more out of focus ones on the cutting room floor! Still, you only need one!

I popped in a couple of my best from last year too. Hope you like them.

Male Banded Demoiselle Damselfly Silhouette

Male Banded Demoiselle Damselfly Silhouette

Emperor Dragonfly in flight

Emperor Dragonfly in flight

Emperor Dragonfly

Emperor Dragonfly

Downy Emerald Dragonfly - one of the metallic species and quite uncommon.

Downy Emerald Dragonfly - one of the metallic species and quite uncommon.

Hawker Dragonfly at rest

Hawker Dragonfly at rest

Just hang on a minute - Common Darters mating

Just hang on a minute - Common Darters mating

Banded Demoiselle Damselfly

Banded Demoiselle Damselfly

Skimmer Dragonfly Mono

Skimmer Dragonfly Mono

Emperors Mating

Emperors Mating

Four spotted chaser in some nice backlight

Four spotted chaser in some nice backlight

a femeale Black Skimmer resting on the woodland floor

a femeale Black Skimmer resting on the woodland floor

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Heike 2 years, 5 months ago

Sensational photos !

2 years, 5 months ago Edited
Andrew Wakefield Replied to Heike 2 years, 5 months ago

Thank you heike. I do try....:)

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