First prove pics that we also have anax imperator at our ponds.
I saw them several times, but always too far away in flight over the water.
My first tries of them in flight were all oof
I never saw them sitting until this female was obviously ovipositing
It seems I've found a new resident at our local ponds. I've never seen those before here or anywhere else.
It took me some time to determine the species and I am still not 100% sure.
I suppose it is a male western clubtail (gomphus pulchellus) but it could be also some other member of the genus gomphus.
If someone can confirm this or help me please let me know. Thanks in advance.
Not much going on this weekend. Put the kayak in the water for the first time this year, and first time at the park with the 100-500 + 2xTC. A very low tide on a windy day was not ideal for photography. Practically impossible to shoot without getting out of the kayak or letting the wind push me to the bank and bracing with one leg for something loosely resembling stability.
Got this the first time I pulled up on a small sand bar...a very cooperative Blue Dasher. 1000mm, f/14 @ ISO 6400