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I spent a good couple of hours by the pond in Leigh Common Nature Reserve today. I made some dragonfly friends!
Posted 4:09pm Thursday, 17th September 2009
It's been a while since I've been doing photography. Various other hobbies have taken priority and losing my camera's battery charger didn't help. Oh well, here's to doing some more!
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Eric
Nice that you are back behind the camera after a long gap! Great image too. What a colourful dragonfly (though it may be not technically a dragonfly I realise) this is.
George
Lovely shot!
I went to Whitecross Green Wood near me recently. It featured in the Indepents hunt for every species of butterfly. The rare, Brown Hair Streak was one of the last to be accounted for and can only be found in two locations in Britain; including this wood. I popped down and of course didn't see it but I did stumble across a bench with about 18 of these sunning themselves. I think they are one of m favourites animals. When they buzz past you it is quite something. Is he actually flying, this is quite some shot Dave. Great colours too.
CurlyToes
Wow, thanks for the comments :) I didn't realise anyone would still be watching my photoblog. Eric, they are indeed dragonflies (cf. damselflies which are much smaller). I would love to see some of the rarer butterflies, Mr. Anonymous :) Hawkers, like this, tend to fly for long periods then hand vertically in trees to rest. This photo was taken on the wing. I expect you saw the darters (Common Darter, I expect) which tend to sit on the floor and on benches when looking for prey. Thanks again for the comments :)
Robert
Good to see you back! Gorgeous dragonfly photo. As usual the detail in your images is incredible.
mooch
Mr Anonymous was mooch who failed to leave his details. The wood is small, unremarkable (in that they have wide rides, closely mown) but harbours these creatures. One of only two locations in the UK. Article is here: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/uk-butterflies/victory-declared-in-great-butterfly-hunt-1782105.html
igor presnyakov
its very beautiful shot of nature.

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