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I was out with Glostopcat and had just changed from my macro lens to my 150mm-500mm when we spotted this, with no time to change back I fired off a few shots and was quite pleased with this result.
The name would be appreciated.
I hope a few of you like it and thanks for looking.
Regards. - gary
It may be a Migrant Hawker. I'm sure someone will confirm the identification for you. Super capture. Sylvia
Thanks for that Sylvia
Lovely image with beautiful detail and colour.
lovely detailed shot
Great detailed capture Gary.............Sandy
Had another look through my dragonfly images and I think this yellow one is the Southern Hawker. Sylvia
Thanks for taking the time to look Sylvia. - gary
I think you did well, Gary.
My first thought was Southern Hawker, but the Gold-Ringed Dragonfly is very similar.
Take a look here.
cant help with the name Gary but a great shot .
Here's the Southern Hawker, Gary. So my guess is the Gold-ringed Dragonfly.
Good piece of sharp photography! Good work. IB
There's no question that this is a fine specimen of the Golden Ringed Dragonfly. The other Hawkers mentioned are blue not black, and have a much larger area of contact between the eyes. This is a beautiful species, and - at risk of sounding like a total anorak - I'm rather jealous
straight in my fav box Gary
Thanks Pamela and David for the ID. - gary
No wonder you are pleased, it's a cracking capture.
fantastic detail gary brilliant colours and light a stunning close up shortlisted nice one
Excellent detail and capture!
What awesome detail .... that is some lens you have /and not a shake from you
It's a Golden Ringed Dragonfly, Cordulegaster boltonii.....As
discreetphoton states.....Good image and not an easy find, well done to you....
A terrific capture Gary, the detail and colours are most impressive. I remember seeing him at Cannop Ponds
an excellent capture, i was looking all over my local lake for one of these yesterday, managed to photo every thing but, the closest i got was a lancaster flying over head.
nice one, ant.
gosh this is wonderful close up work Gary, very nice detail
I use a 150-500, never thought of trying this,great shot.
Lovely detailed macro.
Super close up....
Ohhhhhh! he's a handsome one!
Wow! Isn't it wonderful the info you get on this site with so many knowledgable members? Stunning details and colours.
I am still trying to recover from the excitement of seeing a Hummingbird Hawk Moth by the pond last Saturday! Wouldn't have known what it was had it not been for epz images. Didn't think we actually got them here. Still holding on for that first Dragonfly too!!!!
Absolutely stunning, Gary,
Superbly detailed shot Gary...well done
Once again, excellent macro work, lovely details and dof
Superb capture, great detail
Superb capture. The detail is just fantastic.
A super detailed shot Gary.
Stunning capture Garry.Well done..Lin
Excellent shot Gary - superb detail captured
An excellent close-up image, Gary! Wonderful details, colours and DOF! Top-notch!
A cracking shot Gary
Excellent shot of a (male) Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Gary. Nicely detailed throughout with good natural colour. One of the less-common Dragonflies, so well done on getting such a fine photograph.
ps: If you are looking for a guide to Dragonflies, the "Field Guide to Dragonflies & Damselflies of GB & NI" (Steve Brooks/Richard Lewington) published by British Wildlife Publishing, is an excellent refernce book.
'Brilliant Dragonfly Shot'...Peter
Beautifully detailed shot,
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