Sunday, 24 July 2016

Black Darters.

Once the temperature increased following a very early morning wander around Thursley Common yesterday I spent a little time hunting down the Black Darters (Sympetrum danae) alongside the boardwalk. 

While plenty were seen unfortunately very few individuals were perched within range of the lens but here are a few reasonable images.

A mature male Black Darter.

A pair in the classic 'mating wheel'
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 A female Black Darter.

Another mature male with a damaged wing.

An immature male Black Darter.

Just before I decided to leave these delightful small dragons in peace a mature male was located against an uncluttered background.
 
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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing all this beauty! Ver nice. The last photo is so special. How nice are the wings.

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  2. much more than reasonable! wonderful shots!

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  3. Winning shots of a species I've never seen. Always lots of common darters around here

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  4. Lovely images - these are great!
    Thanks for joining the party at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/07/bottoms-up.html

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  5. Greats odes photos Frank.. Michelle

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