Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Dragon quest

For two years I have been trying without success to take a photo of a brown hawker dragonfly.  I have seen plenty but they seem to fly constantly when in view and then suddenly disappear.   Finally I struck lucky last week.

Brown hawkers typically rest low down in grass and vegetation and this is how this one was when we first saw it.

Fortunately the sun had gone in and the dragonfly seemed happy to rest while I took a few (dozen!) photos.  This is a male with blue eyes, a waisted abdomen and extra blue markings on S2. 

The next target now is a female brown hawker!

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