Thursday, 20 June 2013

Broad-bodied Chaser.

I mentioned in a recent post when photographing a Four Spotted Chaser that I had seen a few Broad-bodied Chasers but hadn't found one at rest.

Yesterday that all changed, but as soon as I focused on this immature female Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) and pressed the shutter she decided to move.

Instead of re-perching at low level this individual decided to fly upwards and stop some 25 feet above me. Not an ideal position to capture her in detail but at least you can see her shimmering wings bathed in yesterdays much enjoyed sunshine.

A close up shows the broad, flattened abdomen (which in males is pale blue) and intricate brown markings at the base of the wings. I wonder which species will be next?   FAB.

Linking to NF Winged and Camera Critters.

24 comments:

  1. She's a beauty! Fabulous shots!

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  2. rather like my build - short and stout, er, sturdy. ;)

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    1. Theresa. It would be unchivalrous for me to comment!

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  3. She is really a beauty.
    Well done.
    Have a nice evening.
    Mormor

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    1. Mormor. Thanks. Appreciate your visit.

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  4. Hi Frank Glad you got the shot of the Broad-bodied Chaser. It looks wonderful. well done. Margaret

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    1. Thank you Margaret. Just hoping I'll find a few more in the coming weeks.

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  5. Lovely set of these Frank, not seen these this year.

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  6. nice to see a chaser. And one I have not seen myself. It really looks different. Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. NatureFootstep. Glad to show you something new.

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  7. I've never seen this type of dragonfly. I'll have to keep and eye out for them now that I know what they look like. Fantastic shots!!!

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    1. Debby. Thanks and I hope your search is successful.

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  8. Pretty shots of the dragonfly! Glad it stop and posed for you!

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    1. Eileen. Thanks. Pity she didn't hang around a little longer.

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  9. Excellent shots Frank. I usually have some good dragonfly shots by this time of year, but there seem far fewer than usual in these parts this year.

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    1. Mitchy. Cheers. I guess the cooler conditions have slowed up their appearance everywhere.

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  10. great up close photos; well done Frank; beautiful dragonfly

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  11. Soectacular captures Frank! (I'll be back for more visits when time permits. Thanks for stopping by my blog and correctly identifying my "moth" as a butterfly). Happy weekend!

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