Well after yesterday's superb session down on the Somerset Levels I thought I'd share a few more images with you of the days captures.
We found several different Hairy Dragonflies which are the first Hawkers of the summer to find on the wing. This first image is of a newly emerged specimen which hasn't quite dried his wings out as yet. V2 & 3 are of other specimens found. V4, 5 & 6 are of the wonderful in flight Hobby's which were snaffling the Dragons up as soon as took to the air! V4 looks like it has jessie's attached to the feet, but I can assure you it is in fact the Hairy Dragonflies and Damselflies which they catch on the wing.
The Hobby's themselves look very similar to Peregrine Falcons, but are in fact slightly smaller......They're almost as fast and just as incredibly difficult to capture in flight, these images probably being the best of a very bad bunch.
Thanks for looking and commenting, I'm hoping to catch up with everyone else's work over the next few days, but at the moment I'm incredibly busy with life and all it throws at us!
|Camera:||Canon EOS 50D |
|Lens:||Tamron 90mm Sp Di Macro & Sigma EX 50-500mm Check out Totally Tamron!|
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||6 May 2012 - 10:38 AM|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|