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Mother Nature's Helicopter

By teocali
An in-flight Dragonfly - I think it is a Male Southern Hawker(Aeshna cynea) as opposed to a Male Common Hawker(Aeshna juncea), but I am sure somebody will put me right Smile Taken while hovering over the swimming pool from a distance of 3.9m

Many thanks for your support of my last upload, with a special thank you to Zoran(Bzox), Lynne(LynneJoyce), Ken(franken) and Richard(MossyOak) for their User Awards - all really appreciated Smile

Tags: Male Helicopter Insect Dragonfly Southern hawker Common hawker Aeshna juncea Wildlife and nature Mother nature Aeshna cynea

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Comments


9 Aug 2013 9:35PM
One of the best 'in flight' captures I've seen!
Such wonderful detail and such a tiny subject to focus on.
Richard

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9 Aug 2013 10:11PM
Wonderful
9 Aug 2013 10:26PM
Great shot
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
9 Aug 2013 10:40PM
A tremendous inflight capture Sylvia, you've timed this one to perfection. You did brilliantly to nail this one
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2013 11:07PM
Very well captured, Sylvia.
Tony
9 Aug 2013 11:32PM
Wonderful in flight capture Sylvia!, so hard to get and the detail is superb!, love it!Smile
9 Aug 2013 11:34PM
Absolutely inch perfect Syliva.

Ian
AnnJ Plus
5 5 Scotland
10 Aug 2013 3:15PM
Beautiful Sylvia, love the title as well. Ann.
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
10 Aug 2013 3:32PM

Quote:A tremendous inflight capture Sylvia, you've timed this one to perfection. You did brilliantly to nail this one

Superb photography
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
10 Aug 2013 6:35PM
' On Gossamer Wings' Sylvia. Superb.GrinGrinGrin
Ron
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2013 8:31AM
Amazing in flight captureSmile
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2013 4:39PM
Great in flight Sylvia
with spot on details
Lillian
20 Aug 2013 10:17PM
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Yesterday one flew into our living room, an made quite a buzz!
Super captuere, all the more as these things are so very quick and restless.
Johanna
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
24 Aug 2013 2:17PM
Tried this on a few occasions Sylvia but haven't got on as good ....yet! Wink
Geoff.

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