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Male Emperor Dragon Fly

By teocali
A Male Emperor Dragon Fly (Anax imperator), also known as Blue Emperor. Taken yesterday perching on seeding dock around our pond.

My thanks to those of you who supported my last upload - very much appreciated Smile

NB: My thanks to Mike (Mike_Young) who has pm'd me to say I have given the wrong ID to this image. It is an Emperor Dragon Fly (Anax imperator) or Blue Emperor and not a Southern Migrant Hawker which is smaller. Have uploaded V2 with the correct caption underneath. Cheers Mike for the correct ID - really appreciated Smile

Tags: Wildlife Nature Male Insect Dock Pond Close-up and macro Dragon fly Anax imperator Seeding Blue Emperor

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4 Jul 2014 1:05PM
Beautiful work Sylvia..what a bonus to have in your garden! Smile John

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2014 1:24PM
Very nice! Grin
4 Jul 2014 1:32PM
A wonderfully well composed capture with excellent DOF....Really fine!
gary_d Plus
10 576 13 Wales
4 Jul 2014 1:49PM
Everything about this image is 1st class, love the presentation too. - gary
Fabulous macro and depth of field.
Great macro. Really nice colours and details.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
4 Jul 2014 2:35PM
700mm.....!!!!......I'd never even have seen it never mind get a shot.
Superb long distance photography, Sylvia.
Greyheron Plus
15 282 7 England
4 Jul 2014 3:19PM
Superb in all respects, Sylvia...

Gorgeous - the best dragonfly pic I've ever seen. Love the saturation - that vibrant blue of his body is outstanding!
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2014 3:59PM
Great shot, Sylvia.
4 Jul 2014 5:41PM
Beautifully detailed image Sylvia with striking colours and lovely composition!! Andy
ade123 Plus
5 284 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2014 6:03PM
An absolute stunner of an image Sylvia. Superb photography

JuBarney Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2014 6:55PM
A beautiful shot
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2014 8:52PM
Excellent capture and colours SmileSmile
Super shot. Cathy
Mike_Young Plus
11 12 9 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2014 11:43PM
Fab shot Sylvia, glad to be of help Smile
5 Jul 2014 7:07AM
Superb shots
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
5 Jul 2014 2:41PM
A magnificent shot of this large dragonfly, the colours and clarity are sublime
My personal favourite of all three!!! (but a very close call) there a forth instalment? Wink .......wonderful photo Sylvia!!!SmileSmileSmile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Jul 2014 9:03PM
Lovely Dragon - lucky you having them on your pond.Smile
Hi Sylvia, lovely pretty shot

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