Monday, 7 February 2011

Dragonflies

In all the years that we have been birding, we have only taken the odd Dragonfly when it just happened to be there, we have not, until the last 2 years gone looking for them. Recently, Sue in particular has developed a passion for them, and can't wait for the summer. When we think of all the shots we could have had in past years, espescially abroad, we could kick ourselves.
We thought some of our shots from here and abroad might brighten up the page.

























20 comments:

  1. Some did you say? These are many, but they are all superb! What a diversity... If only we had one around ;-)

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  2. Lovely selection. I have a soft spot for them too. I read recently that they were on earth before dinosaurs (300 million years ago)!

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  3. Makes a nice change. Lovely pics.

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  4. With a collection like that...I think they must have been looking for you. Brilliant stuff John and Sue.

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  5. Lovley small colection!!!! cant wait for some summer stuff!

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  6. A most lovely series of dragonfly images! I find dragonflies to be so very beautiful. Their colors & intricate wing patterns are stunning. You have amassed quite a pleasing collection of photographs. Splendid work!

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  7. Quite the collection of odes! Thanks for sharing them.

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  8. And brighten it they do !! Wonderful series.

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  9. Wow!! And they are all so good. I struggle so very much to get good shots of our dragonfly friends. You've got the knack!! ~karen

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  10. What a fantastic collection of images such vivid colours thats given me a lift during this grey Winter.

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  11. You have a wonderful variety and all are excellent shots. They are not easy subjects. I too just started photographing them a couple of years ago, but our varieties here in Alaska are very limited.

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  12. Bravo, Sue! Magnificent and beautiful collection. In my country we have to wait until spring to see this. Greetings from Barcelona, Spain,

    Ramón García Durán
    www.naturalezadiletante.blogspot.com

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  13. Super set of images, and many of species that I'm not familiar with! Well done! I too am looking forward to dragonflies in the summer - always a delight.

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  15. A cracking selection with one or two I haven't seen yet. I also wonder what I may have missed but I'm sure Sue will find plenty to get up close and personal with when the sun shines.

    BTW Sue, did you ever manage to sort out the albums?

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  16. Thanks everyone for you lovely comments.
    Strange to think that I used to be afraid of them! This year I will really be concentrating on them and Butterflies and leave the Birds to John. Sue

    Frank, I printed off all your instructions but it is such a big job that I keep putting it off, I will get around to it eventually!!

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  17. So many interesting and beautiful dragonflies out there! (Who knew? LOL!) The 2nd to the last one was my favorite. Great collection!

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  18. Hi JR and Sue.
    Lovely Dragonfly pictures. It is good to see you photographing other wildlife like these, and what a great job you are doing.
    I saw and photographed my first ever Beautiful Demoiselle's down your way last summer on a reserve near Penzance.

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  19. Hi John & Sue Sorry to be a bit late commenting,but not done much blogging this last couple of weeks.
    Many thank for your kind comment it was appreciated. sorry to hear you have not been to well Sue and hope you are improving.
    Don't work him to hard just breakfast in bed, newspapers by 9 o clock and lunch and dinner on demand should do it, oh and numerous cups of tea.
    Oh dear bet he will not talk to me now.
    C Ya.

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