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Southern Hawker and Damsel Flies

By Ray42
Many thanks for the comments and clicks on the Great Crested Grebe - always most appreciated
Today's uploads are from a wee visit up the road - the warm weather has now brought out the butterflies and Dragonflies - Its a pity that the wings on V1 were a bit moth eaten but that's wild life photography
v1 - Southern Hawker - Female (Aeshna cyanea)
v2 - Southern Damselflies - mating (Coenagrion mercuriale)

Tags: Damselfly Insect Dragonfly Southern hawker Wildlife and nature Southern damselfly

Voters: stuart1963, Badgerfred, mrswoolybill and 43 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

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19 Aug 2012 9:49AM
Super images Ray, love the reflection in V1,

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 9:51AM
V1 is tightrope-walking!
RonnieAG Plus
9 154 118 Scotland
19 Aug 2012 10:02AM
Love the reflection captured in V 1, Ray, and in V 2 the 'action' is well recorded.
rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 10:21AM
Really good detailed shots. Do moths really eat Southern Hawkers? Wink

CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
19 Aug 2012 10:34AM
A very tatty hawker, Ray, but well captured, V.2 wins it for me today. Carol
woolybill1 Plus
13 29 75 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 11:43AM
Two crackers, Ray. I like the shapes and repeats in V1 especially, though V2 is perhaps more elegant - but as you say, that's wild life for you!
AnnChown Plus
9 207 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 11:48AM
They're both very fine images Ray. Love v1 for the reflection and detail but I think v2 is my favourite!
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
19 Aug 2012 11:57AM
Great images Ray. Not the easiest to capture. V1 does it for me I think.
franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 4:38PM
Impressive couple of images Ray.

helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2012 5:56PM
Two excellent captures and v1 gets my vote for that reflection SmileSmile
19 Aug 2012 6:08PM
Wonderful images .Such great detail. Marvellous to see.Gill
teocali Plus
11 442 18 England
19 Aug 2012 7:33PM
Superb work, Ray. Lovely detail, colours and reflections in V1 which just tips the scale for me by a whisker.
moiral 9 12 Scotland
20 Aug 2012 9:15AM
2 Superb captures Ray. Moira
lesliea 10 2 Australia
20 Aug 2012 9:30AM
Beautiful image well captured.
Two super shots great detail lovely colour, V2 has the edge just for me, good work well presented.

PaulLiley 10 2 13 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 10:46AM
2 super shots Ray. Motheaten or not they look bril. paul
jasonrwl Plus
9 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2012 10:31PM
Terrific captures Ray
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 3:27PM
Pleasure to make this the 30 vote Ray, a real beauty this one
and the reflection is a real bonus so crisp clear
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2012 11:07PM
Two very good shots, but the erotic value of V2 just has the edge for me.
22 Aug 2012 5:41PM
Smashing shots Ray, you've done well here, well done mate.

John Smile
22 Aug 2012 10:32PM
Brilliant captures Ray,love the reflection,well done..Lin
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
22 Aug 2012 10:46PM
wonderful reflection in v1! and kamasutra is belittled by v2
saeidNL 9 3 Netherlands
23 Aug 2012 7:57AM
Two Fantastic and great images,V2 is my favorite,very well done,
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:39PM
Excellent images each super in it's own right... V1 for the reflections, V2 for the pose...
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
25 Aug 2012 6:12PM
Two fantastic images Ray, both of these should be uploaded in their own right
Ridgeway 12 222 2 Ireland
26 Aug 2012 3:06AM
Two lovely shots,,someone might have dumped the moth eaten shot glad you didnt,,

evelen 14 5 England
5 Sep 2012 6:28PM
two wonderful captures Ray.
Dave87 12 42 5 England
6 Mar 2013 10:24PM
Top draw work.


PS. Ben the dog and us awaits your visit when next in the area.
DonMc 11 3 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 10:34AM
I think V2 is amazing Ray!SmileSmileWink
Regards Don

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