Thursday, 27 June 2013

Scarce Chaser.


On Tuesday I made another very early morning journey across country to meet up with two fellow bloggers at a fenland habitat in Suffolk but I'll post more about that at a later date.

During our relaxed wanderings we were fortunate to locate a dragonfly that although locally abundant where it does occur, is scarce throughout its limited range in southern and eastern England.

Aptly named this is a Scarce Chaser (Libellula fulva) which has a specific preference for river floodplains and water meadows with prolific emergent vegetation.

The flight season for this species is fairly short, lasting from the end of May to early August although emergence may be delayed in adverse weather conditions, such as we have experienced recently, but is usually completed by the third week of June.

From memory this is the first time I have had the opportunity to photograph this species so I was fairly happy with the outcome.  FAB.

Linking to NF Winged.

17 comments:

  1. a rich amber color. very pretty.

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  2. Great set of images Frank...well worth the journey?...[;o)

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  3. It was a real treat Frank. First one I'd ever seen.

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  4. You have taken some great shots Frank.

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  5. Nice pictures. The ability to look at many images of dragonflies to help with IDing them is one of the many advantages of digital.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  6. Wonderful shots of the dragonfly, Frank! Beautiful colors!
    Have a nice evening:)

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  7. Really fantastic shots. I love the way the wings curl in on that last shot. Nice work!

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  8. What a beautiful creature! Wonderful images, too, as yours always are.

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  9. Gorgeous dragonfly. The wings are beautiful.

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  10. Superb shots, Frank. I've not managed to capture any shots of this variety yet myself.

    BTW, love your portrait of the Great Blue on your banner.

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  11. HI Frank Such wonderful shot s of these Dragonflies. Well done. Margaret

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  12. gret shots. We have a similar chaser but not the same. I love the coloration on this one.

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  13. Super shots of the Dragonflies. So clear, and colorful.

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  14. It is a beautiful dragonfly, the color is pretty!

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  15. Ważki na mój widok uciekają sprzed obiektywu
    Pozdrawiam

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  16. Hi Everyone.

    Many thanks for all your comments. I was delighted to catch up with the Scarce Chaser and add it to my 'Dragon and Damsel' library at long last.

    Cheers FAB.

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