Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Broad-bodied Chaser.

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa). This male was very active as it patrolled a very shallow pool of water during a sunny but breezy day during a recent visit to Ashdown Forest. This species often perches for reasonable periods interspersed with periods of rapid flight but on this occasion it tested my patience by not returning to the same perch very often!   FAB.  


  1. ah, yes. bob bushell posted one of these beauties yesterday. they're cute little fat dragonfies!

  2. Hi Frank ..wonderful...love those wings ..and is that photo taken purposely that looks like it has long antenna's : }

  3. Really cracking shots Frank,and they can be fast little blighters as you say.

  4. That is a lovely Dragonfly Frank. I have one to post, but have to ID first...I am not so good with that. I love when these lovlies are about us~

  5. Great shots Frank. It must be about three years since I had any visit the garden.

  6. How nice to be seeing pictures of dragonflies again!! These are great shots. ~karen

  7. I can never get the powder blue to show up when I photograph these frank, you seemto have done it ok though !

  8. Frank, these are wonderful captures! You did a great job keeping up with him.

  9. Hi Frank,
    Great shots of a dragon I have yet to see this year!
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  10. Nice capture Frank. It can certainly be a frustrating business trying to photograph Dragonflies.

  11. Thanks Theresa. There are plenty around at the moment.

    Hi Grammie. Unfortunately the bare twigs were in the wrong place .. lol.

    Cheers Monty.

    Hi Mary. Your White-tailed Skimmer definitely has glorious wing patterns.

    Thanks (M)John. I don't think I have ever seen one in our garden.

    Thanks Karen. Far easier to locate than the birds at the moment with so much green foliage around.

    Hi Warren. A bit of sheer luck bearing in mind the strong sunlight. Quite a few of the binned shots were overexposed!!

    Thanks Mona. He certainly tested my patience.

    Hi John. Keep those eyes peeled ... there must be one not far away.

    Cheers Adam. I agree but still fun.

  12. Wonderful close up images. Beautiful work.
    Like your blog very much.

  13. Hi Fotokarusellen. Welcome and thanks for joining 'The Early Birders'.


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