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

5 comments:

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

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

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

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  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

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  5. Gorgeous captures of the skimmers!

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