Thursday, 8 June 2017

A Dragon Shoot

A few days ago I went on a Dragonfly shoot in local woodland. 
There is one large pond that is generally inhabited by various Dragon/Damselflies at this time.

The first set of images feature the Four-spotted Chaser.

One Four-spot below in flight with a female Broad-bodied behind out of focus.

Male Broad-bodied Chaser

Inflight shots below of the Broad-bodied Chaser.
Some images of a female in the act of ovipositing.

1/8000 at f4. - 300mm. - ISO1600

1/8000 at f4. - 300mm. - ISO1600

Two females Broad-bodied close to each other.

Male Broad-bodied Chaser in poor light.

Female (Common ?) Migrant,  I am not quite sure about the ID and its the only two long distant images I took of it, but its a female ovipositing.

Large Red Damselfly

Azure Damselfly

NB. Bet I got one wrong Trevor. :)


  1. Wonderful stuff, especially the in flight shots.

  2. Well these are wonderful c
    Use ups Roy. You must have great patience to get these images

  3. That's a great series of captures, I've only shot a dragonfly in flight once, and that was by accident

  4. Looking good, a lovely set of images Roy, super in flight shots...[;o)

  5. A brilliant collection Roy. Used to get the occasional Broad Bodied Chaser in the garden but haven't seen one for several years.

  6. Stunning photos, to fast for me to get a photo with my camera. Not been to the pond at the park lately, we usually get some on here. Next sunny day I will have a look.
    Amanda x

  7. Lots of beautiful dragonflies as a feather spot and flat belly man and woman.
    The juffers have also brought you a beautiful picture.
    I also can not see what drapery in the water her eggs are depositing but the picture is very beautiful!


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