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11 mai 2014

'Wheel' of Good Fortune!

Hairy Dragonfly

Brachytron pratense

During the last few weeks at Westbere Lakes, East Kent I have been trying to capture various shots of the Hairy Dragonflies, the symbolic dragonfly to get the season going. I have managed to get a number of pleasing shots of both male and females but my last few outings have had me looking to capture the 'money' shot, the dragonflies in the 'wheel' position mating. I have seen the odd pair which have suddenly sprung up from near me as I have walked past and vanished from view to the odd pair seen distantly showing well with water in between us. Towards the back end of last week I once again was watching a pair flying around but this time my luck was in as they landed nearby in some reeds which gave me the chance to capture some shots. Despite their secretive position I was able to get near enough and spend c15 minutes firing off shots from quite close range and ended up with the shot I desired. Another challenge ticked off and hopefully this week with some sunshine and lack of wind I can finally get a few images of the Scarce Chasers with the Sigma 150mm.

Hairy Dragonflies in the 'Wheel' Position

Female Hairy Dragonfly 

Male Hairy Dragonfly

Marc Heath

4 commentaires:

  1. Well done, Marc! Very very nice and hairy pictures! Thank you for this magnificent sharing! Greetings, M.

  2. Plein la vue, on y est ! Excellent ! Au plus près de ces magnifiques créatures;

  3. Quelles superbes photos, un grand bravo !

  4. Magnificent shots, Marc, the decor showcases them perfectly!
    Mine is not as good!!


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