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To publish your dragonfly photos here, read the Publishing Conditions and contact Noushka at the link above.

27 août 2013

Just Brilliant!

Somatochlora metallica

Brilliant Emerald

The beginning of August saw me make a trip to Bedgebury in the west of Kent. The target species here was the Brilliant Emerald, a dragonfly I have never seen before. On arrival within a few minutes we could see some Emeralds flying low over the water and surprisingly one decided to come and land quite close. Most literature I have read on Downy and Brilliant Emeralds suggest that they mostly fly up high into trees to perch but it was most pleasing to see them perching and allowing quite a close approach. I managed a few pleasing shots before moving off for some attempts at flight shots. This proved very hard and out of all the shots taken, only one or two really made it past editing. I managed to see 10 Brilliant Emeralds along with 1 Downy Emerald. A very satisfying session with another new species seen.

Marc Heath

7 commentaires:

  1. Bravo pour cette série.
    Quand on pense que sur les 5700 variétés de libellules, environ 160 sont en Europe, il faut donc voyager.
    Merci de nous montrer d'aussi beaux spécimens.

    PS : il est un peu tard et je préfère m'exprimer en français ... si cela ne vous dérange pas !!

  2. Oh gee, Merc, this is fantastic!
    That is one dragon I have seen only once around where I live.
    You are right, this family of odonata perch rarely and usually quite high up in trees.
    That was quite lucky but allowed you these gorgeous shots! 1 and 3 are my favorite... perched on a flower, this pic is a must!
    Many thanks for sharing this with us!

    1. PS:
      I have added the tags for you so you will know how to add them in the future! ;-)

  3. Belle série d'une que j'ai vue cet été dans le Puy de Dôme.

  4. Wow ! Brilliant species ant brilliant pics ! I prefer 1 and 3 too, but well done the flight shot for 4 ! Best regards, M.

  5. Truly amazing photos of a beautiful dragonfly. I have never seen in real life and therefore only know these photos. Did this dragonfly itself The flying you find fotgraferen. Wonderful Just wonderful.

    Greetings, Helma

  6. Superbe ! J'ai aussi fait sa connaissance ce mois ci ;-)


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