Saturday, 17 August 2013

BLACK DARTER.


We went to Breney Common and saw a few male Black Darters, no females around.
The female at the bottom was taken 3 weeks ago in the same area.
BLACK DARTER

BLACK DARTER

BLACK DARTER

BLACK DARTER, fem.


10 comments:

  1. Oh yes, the second one is astounding, love it.

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  2. Great images mate.
    Hope to CU Soon

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  3. Nice captures! Dragonflies are not exactly easy to photograph. When sitting still, I have a better chance!

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  4. Great photos--dragonflies are hard to photograph even though they sit still for awhile.

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  5. Nice photos. I must get over to Breney soon.

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  6. WOW! Superb!
    Would it already be the end of their flying period in the UK?
    We are leaving tomorrow to take pics of them in the south-east of France, we don't have them around where we live.
    Also hoping to get S. depressiculum and pedemontanum at the same rime!
    I think S. danae is extremely beautiful, but as with all dark dragons, they are a challenge for a photographer!

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    1. Thanks Noushka, I think they may have a couple of weeks left although the females seem to have disappeared already in our area. Good luck in the south-east of France. Sue

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  7. Superbly captured John - as Noushka says, black subjects are never easy to photograph. I've never seen one of these, let alone photographed one!!

    Keep up the good work - saving my pennies for a macro lens now!

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  8. Thanks everyone. We were pleased to get these as we missed them last year.
    Breney Common is the only reliable area down here to see them. Sue and John

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