Four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata)

by Bob Chappell October. 25, 2020 140 views
Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata), Monks Wood (Cambs), June 2020

Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata), Monks Wood (Cambs), June 2020

(This post was originally a brimstone butterfly - a duplicate of another post. I had a lot of problems with the Photoblog website and could not find a way of deleting the duplicate. Therefore, I've edited it as another photo.)

I have over a hundred quality photographs of four-spotted chasers. They have a long season in flight and perch for a long time in the sun.

I took this whilst also photographing broad-bodied chasers. These dragonflies chase each other around their territories - in this case a pond - then perch on a reed to rest. The challenge for the photographer is to capture them against a suitable background so that the veins on the wing show up and to have a suitable aperture so that the background does not distract, but the whole of the subject's body is in focus.

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