Dragonflies and Damselflies


"The equipment that matters, is you"
CR Pro
Apr 30, 2017
Got this one today, just another ruddy darter :rolleyes:

F36A1460_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr

And also a Migrant Hawker, what a variation! :p

F36A1557_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr

F36A1511_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr

F36A1598_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr

Just when I had this pair of dragonflies in focus, some kind of crow disturbed the scene... :p Maybe they were chasing the bird, I don't know..

F36A1396_DxO_full by Erik Astrom, on Flickr
Nice shots Erik! Only with the Crow there is something wrong - it has a bill of Eagle. It makes the insect in the frame even bigger hero:)!
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Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
Got my first two shots using a 90D today. By coincidence, it was a Migrant Hawker in flight - identified from Erik's! The 1st shot is the 90D thread. Here is the second.

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The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
This year I didn't find enough passion to go hunting dragonflies :(

But yesterdays walk brought me accross this couple of darters. I suppose, those are Sympetrum vulgatum.
I was quite surprised to see them mate in late October - though we have a really unusual warm autum this year.