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It's a Dragonfly... isn't it?

By Lillian  
Not a clue... you know I don't do these fast moving flying creatures!

Even pushed the limits... hand held and 100-500mm lens

I just liked the colours,
and know someone will let me know what kind of Dragonfly it is
Version.. he had moved!

Have a good weekend


Tags: Dragonfly September Reeds Bushy park Wildlife and nature 2021

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Beautiful Grin
2 Oct 2021 11:51AM
Wow great images Lillian well captured 👍👌👌👌
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
2 Oct 2021 11:55AM
A little different than normal for you but still beautiful. Hand held with a 500 lens to. Wow!

CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 12:07PM
Well captured, such good colour and detail.
2 Oct 2021 12:24PM
Love the light and colours, Lillian a really nicely taken shot.

John Smile
2 Oct 2021 12:31PM
Well, it just shows what you can do, Lillian.

cbrundage 8 4 United States
2 Oct 2021 12:35PM
Beautiful. They are the most bizarre looking creatures.
cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 12:37PM
Beautiful images Lillian and lovely detail.

Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 12:50PM
Somebody please tell me what kind of dragonfly he/she is??
2 Oct 2021 12:51PM
Great images. Well captured.
2 Oct 2021 1:05PM
Superb Lillian, think it's an Emperor Dragonfly - Anax imperator .
2 Oct 2021 1:23PM
Beautifully captured Lillian.

Mike_Young Plus
15 31 13 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 1:24PM
Stunning shot Lillian, its a male Migrant hawker dragonfly - Aeshna mixta.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
2 Oct 2021 1:33PM
Superb capture 😁
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
2 Oct 2021 1:37PM
Well, considering you 'don't do' these creatures, Lillian, you have two super close-ups here!! 😃👍
Trev 😀
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
2 Oct 2021 1:57PM
I haven't a clue. I just say I seen a blue one. Beautifully detailed capture.
pretty certain its a common Hawker Lillian,,

Excellent capture Lillian and very well timed as they don't stay still for long.
I would say a Common Hawker but not 100% certain.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 170 16 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 2:29PM
Excellent LillianSmileSmile

2 Oct 2021 3:07PM
Beautiful colours and detail Lillian. Agree with Common Hawker.

Cracking images Lillian, pretty darn good for someone who doesn't do fast moving creatures!
2 Oct 2021 3:56PM
Outstanding shots Lillian 😎
chavender Plus
11 524 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 4:49PM
A superb pair of images Lillian.
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 5:28PM
Two beauties
Mike_Young Plus
15 31 13 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 6:23PM

Quote:Beautiful colours and detail Lillian. Agree with Common Hawker.


Sorry but you are incorrect, among other things the "Nail" mark on S2 positively ID's this as a Migrant hawker, the Common hawker does not have this feature.
Alec1 14 4 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 6:28PM
Lovely sharp image Lillian.
Bill_C 8 11 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 7:31PM
Lovely detailed shots.
richmowil Plus
13 475 2 England
2 Oct 2021 8:09PM
A sharp dragonfly too Lillian. Nice capture
2 Oct 2021 8:13PM
Such a beautifully composed and detailed image Lillian, stunning focus
Wonderful shot!
pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2243 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 8:27PM
Very nice, Lillian, even though you don't often do these lovely small creatures, and I'm glad you've got an ID, and do appreciate the small important details involved in doing that.
2 Oct 2021 9:02PM
Dragonfly alright they seem to land on dead plant material that makes them even more beautiful. Lovely images both. Debs
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 23 Wales
2 Oct 2021 9:20PM
Fantastic details. Tom
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2021 11:20PM
Beautiful work Lillian
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
3 Oct 2021 3:49AM
Stunning images of this magnificent specimen Lillian
richmowil Plus
13 475 2 England
3 Oct 2021 10:18AM
Better late than never Lillian. I ran out of awards yesterday. Nice one
Adey_Baker 7 19 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2021 8:19PM
Just to confirm what Mike Young says, this is definitely a Migrant Hawker. Other key features include the short antehumral stripes and the brown costa (leading edge of the forewing). The commonest species over a wide area at this time of year
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2021 7:22AM
wonderful male migrant hawker
4 Oct 2021 4:48PM
Beautiful capture and details Lilian...Lin
15 Oct 2021 3:32PM
A real cracker of this Dragonfly......Mal.
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
20 Oct 2021 8:32PM
Two of the sharpest images I have seen of this type of insect: superb insect photography, and certainly a departure from your usual genres.

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