Wednesday, October 1

The dragons have landed,




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  1. Great photos! It can be hard to capture our flying creatures at times. The wings look amazing in the photos and great texture.

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  2. Aren't they amazing? I do not think I have ever seen so many dragonflies as I have this year ~ there are hundreds in my small garden alone, and when I go out into the countryside the air is full of them too ~ great news, I think and they are excellent subjects.

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    1. I have to confess these were not in the garden Deborah - we tend to get the smaller damselflies around our pond.

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  3. Lovely photo Sue, he looks quite a size!

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    1. They are two different ones, Jo. I think the first is a male and the other shots are a female. They were fairly large

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  4. I'm never fast enough to get photos of dragonflies or damselflies, they're always too quick for me. Great photos.

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    1. It wasn't bad, Jo as they were at rest. I was lucky with the first though as I had the wrong setting on my camera - it was set for through glass as I had just taken some otter photos.

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  5. Fantastic photos, well done you for capturing them.

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    1. They were very accommodating , CJ

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  6. The dragonflies look so interesting! Great shots!

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    1. They are but their larva eare voracious predators in a pond, Endah.

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  7. Great shots. There have been some whoppers around this year.

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    1. There are, Jessica - we once had one stuck under the netting covering our plot cherry tree and it made so much noise flapping that I thought it was a bird.

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  8. I always love dragonflies. Lovely photos.

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  9. Wow ! Wonderful photos ! I love dragonflies but they are too fast and difficult to photograph !
    Greetings :)

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    1. These helpfully sat still for a short time, Ela

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  10. What astonishing pictures! I did enjoy the detail. I saw a large blue one in my veggie patch recently, I must try and identify it.xxx

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    1. They are tricky to identify especially the females - I'm guessing these are common darters,

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  11. They are quite a dull colour for dragonflies the ones round our pond are usually a beautiful blue/green, butgreat that you managed to get a shot, they don't hang around for long.

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    1. We get the smaller more slender really blue damselflies Elaine but only rarely get the really big dragons. We tend to see these more on the plot

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  12. Brill photos sue. We've had lots of migrant hawkers around here, huge things whizzing past you. had them near where I work and on the plot. Apparently this species hunt quite a long way from where they breed. And plenty of insects for them to feed on over the plots. The more mozzies they eat, the better!

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  13. Great shots Sue, I don't have a pond but normally see a few in the garden each year. This year has been the exception but maybe it is because of the dry weather that they have not made an appearance.

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  14. Superb shots Sue - I've noticed a couple of these in my garden this year but never when I have the camera too hand.

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  15. They are very attractive, good shots!

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