Don't know the name

By gary_d
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

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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10 Jul 2011 1:47PM
It may be a Migrant Hawker. I'm sure someone will confirm the identification for you. Super capture. Sylvia

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gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
10 Jul 2011 1:48PM
Thanks for that Sylvia
debu 6 India
10 Jul 2011 2:05PM
Lovely image with beautiful detail and colour.
bumbleb3 10 358 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 2:09PM
lovely detailed shot

10 Jul 2011 2:11PM
Great detailed capture Gary.............Sandy
10 Jul 2011 2:12PM
Had another look through my dragonfly images and I think this yellow one is the Southern Hawker. Sylvia
wonkers 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 2:13PM

gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
10 Jul 2011 2:42PM
Thanks for taking the time to look Sylvia. - gary
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 2:47PM
I think you did well, Gary.
My first thought was Southern Hawker, but the Gold-Ringed Dragonfly is very similar.
Take a look here .
NeilWigan Plus
6 12 15 England
10 Jul 2011 2:49PM
cant help with the name Gary but a great shot .
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1824 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 3:04PM
Here 's the Southern Hawker, Gary. So my guess is the Gold-ringed Dragonfly.
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 3:05PM
Good piece of sharp photography! Good work. IB
Devon_Wild 5 8 1 England
10 Jul 2011 3:22PM
10 Jul 2011 4:01PM
Excellent macro
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 4:31PM
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 Smile
luckybry 6 3 Scotland
10 Jul 2011 4:50PM
straight in my fav box Gary
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
10 Jul 2011 4:53PM
Thanks Pamela and David for the ID. - gary
10 Jul 2011 4:55PM
No wonder you are pleased, it's a cracking capture.

andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 5:00PM
fantastic detail gary brilliant colours and light a stunning close up shortlisted nice one Wink
lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
10 Jul 2011 5:00PM
Excellent detail and capture!

Fred Grin
10 Jul 2011 5:02PM
What awesome detail .... that is some lens you have /and not a shake from you
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
10 Jul 2011 5:16PM
It's a Golden Ringed Dragonfly, Cordulegaster boltonii.....As
discreetphoton states.....Good image and not an easy find, well done to you....

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
10 Jul 2011 5:19PM
A terrific capture Gary, the detail and colours are most impressive. I remember seeing him at Cannop Ponds
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
10 Jul 2011 5:47PM
Thanks Ade
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
10 Jul 2011 6:24PM
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.Smile

nice one, ant.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 6:38PM
gosh this is wonderful close up work Gary, very nice detail

10 Jul 2011 7:02PM
Excellent macro!
nikshot 7 9 1 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 7:20PM
I use a 150-500, never thought of trying this,great shot.
Lovely detailed macro.

janty66 9 3 England
10 Jul 2011 7:27PM
Super close up....
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
10 Jul 2011 8:16PM
Ohhhhhh! he's a handsome one!
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
10 Jul 2011 8:47PM
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,
JackieB 6 18 3 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 9:06PM
Superbly detailed shot Gary...well done

wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 9:12PM
Once again, excellent macro work, lovely details and dof
10 Jul 2011 9:57PM
Superb capture, great detail Smile
Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 11:14PM
Superb capture. The detail is just fantastic.

mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
10 Jul 2011 11:52PM
A super detailed shot Gary.
Excellent image.
11 Jul 2011 12:22AM
Stunning capture Garry.Well done..Lin
11 Jul 2011 3:37AM
Excellent shot Gary - superb detail captured

PhillipMinnis 6 94 4 Australia
11 Jul 2011 5:38AM
An excellent close-up image, Gary! Wonderful details, colours and DOF! Top-notch!


Ray42 8 3 England
11 Jul 2011 6:43AM
A cracking shot Gary
TerryMcK 7 71 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 8:08AM
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.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
11 Jul 2011 1:20PM
Thanks Terry.
LexEquine 10 19 United States
12 Jul 2011 3:02PM
'Brilliant Dragonfly Shot'...Peter Wink
Dave_Holdham 7 4 1 Wales
12 Jul 2011 9:52PM
Stunning shot
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
13 Jul 2011 12:49AM
Beautifully detailed shot,
Nice one,


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