Friday, 17 June 2016

Black-tailed Skimmer.

One dragonfly species that characteristically perches horizontally on exposed locations close to its territory is the  Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum).

All these images were taken during a walk around the ponds in Bushy Park and shot 'hand-held' with the 70-300mm lens plus 1.4x converter and then cropped.

Below is the only image I managed to grab of a teneral / immature (possibly a female) with its soft reflective wings.

Linking to:
Saturday's Critters
Macro Monday 2
Nature Notes


  1. Marvellous close ups of the Skmmmer. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. I get them confused with broad bodied chasers! Great shots

  3. Hello, awesome shots of the skimmers. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. Great set of shots - there are so many species of dragonflies here it can be really hard to ID species - way to many options!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  5. Gorgeous captures of the skimmers!


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