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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A mixed bag

A few dragons to kick off with

A female Emperor Dragonfly


Southern Hawker. A male, I think

A Black-tailed Skimmer; female

Brown Hawker. I think a male.
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And on one of the reeds, I noticed all these Damselfly larval skins, or exuvia.

A couple of flowers……

Not sure what this is. It’s from the roadside verge I posted about, a while ago.
(Thanks Rob.....he tells me it is Red Flax)

I know this one…….Poppy.

Field Scabious
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A couple of flutters next…………………

Meadow Brown. Seems to have the whole meadow to himself.

Marbled White

Small Tortoiseshell
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And to finish, a couple of birds……………..
A young Great Tit

The ‘bully’ from the other day

Reed Warbler
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And last one……….
A Grey Heron, looking rather grumpy.
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Sorry about all the pictures
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Enjoy the week.
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33 comments:

  1. Hi Keith,
    Think the flower may be Red Flax (Linum Grandiflorum)All the Best, Rob.

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  2. Thanks for the ID Rob. I think you could be right. I had a look on google. Cheers.

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  3. Your Dragonfly shots are clear and nice. Looks like I need to get out and do some catch up with you. I was in the mountains most of the weekend and only have a couple of average Moose images to show for it.

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  4. arn't the draggon flies beautiful?, like fairies. your macros are wonderful. my lense with only do close-ups no macro -

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  5. Hey ! What a nice set !!
    You got plenty of nice catches on this sunny day :) Great

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  6. Thanks Dale. Wish I had mountains here ;)

    Ginger, thank you. Yea, Dragonflies are like flying jewels. Beautiful colours and markings.

    Mark, thank you for your comment. :)

    Pescalune, thank you. Appreciate your comment :)

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  7. Well don't be sorry of all the pictures, they are cool and beautiful!! it helps us to know a bit of the area where you live and the splendid nature around you... Hope you are doing well!

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  8. Cheers Chris. Yea, not too bad :)

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  9. Good location for dragons..wherever you went. Saw Brown Hawkers today but they didn't stop!
    Have a good week...FAB.

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  10. Yet another fantastic varied set of images, excellent work Keith

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  11. Sorry? Ha! They're always such a treat. Beauties one and all.

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  12. a little bit of everything! love the close up of the dragon fly, swans are mean at times aren't they? awesome flower shots and I don't think I have ever seen larval skins. first for me!! :-)

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  13. Thanks Frank. These dragons were all at local lakes.

    Thanks Bob :)

    Hilary, thank you :)

    Thank you Doreen. Glad you enjoyed them :)

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  14. I certainly enjoyed it, and the Southern Hawker was brilliant, leading to everything. Great blog Keith.

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  15. Thank you Matt, appreciate your comments.

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  16. Oooooh! That up close and personal portrait of the dragonfly is fantastic! I also really REALLY like the one with the flower and butterfly in the lower left and nothing else in the frame...very nice!

    Thank you for you comment on the post about Moonbeam...made my day! :)

    Still praying for your health to improve and remain well!

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  17. Scenes of the Nature are really grand.
    It seems to spread through my very front immediately.

    Thank you for showing beautiful landscapes.

    Your photography is very splendid...

    From the Far East.
    Best regards.
    ruma

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  18. Thank you for your comments Jen.
    Hope Moonbeam is being good lol

    ruma, thank you for stopping by, following, and leaving a comment. Appreciate it.
    Had a quick look at your blog; love the video of the rice fields. So relaxing.

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  19. The dragonfly shot are great! What is your secret to photographing them. I see them fly around but never in just one spot long enough to shoot. I see you even captured one in flight! The flowers shots are very nice also. I really like the red one (red flax).

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  20. Thanks for your comment David. The dragons are a matter of patience, and a lot of luck lol

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  21. Oh, the dragonflys are superb. And I have never seen bevore red flachs (I know the blue one). It´s always a great nature cinema to see your pics! Greetings from Luzia.

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  22. Luzia, thank you for your comments. Always appreciated.

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  23. Your photos of birds are very beautiful as always but I'm fascinated with your fabulous macros! Especially the dragonflies are magnificient shots! Have a great weekend! Best regards from St. Petersburg/Russia!

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  24. Müge, thank you for your comment, and good to see you back. Hope you are enjoying Russia :)

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  25. Amazing photography,always a pleasure to see.
    John.

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  26. Thanks for your comment John :)

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  27. Thats some awesome close ups of the dragons!! and Im crazy about the DOF in that small tortoiseshell butterfly That Great Tit shot is perfect!! Enjoyed these lovely photos...never too many!!!

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  28. Dixxe, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  29. Hi Keith! That third shot is spectacular. I love seeing dragons up close. The flowers are so striking and beautiful. You're lucky to have access to such beautiful fields of flowers!

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  30. Thanks Kelly. Yea, I'm very lucky. There's certainly some great places near to where I live.

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