Came across this at the fleets.most dragon flies were buzzing all over the place, this one was laying her eggs on a pallet that fishermen use for a platform.
think its a brown hawker
Lovely photos Ray, aren't their wings fantastic close up, a real bit of engineering.
wondered what it was first off, but stayed for ages while laying.
Think dragon flies are one of the wonders of nature.
Yep i agree, there are a few big ones knocking about at the minute
Lovely photo of a Brown Hawker, obviously a female. The yellow stripes on the antehumeral region gives it away.....
Many thanks for that Graham
Wonderful photos Ray, love them ,such a beautiful creature, they never cease to amaze me.
They're such incredible creatures! Wonderful photos. :)
Nice pics Ray and I agree they are fantastic insects and after watching them hunting I'm just pleased i'm not an insect.
thank you all for your comments
Wow awesome pics, Ray! Dragonflies are really beautiful up close. Did you zoom with your camera or did you get your camera that close to it?
Cracking set of pics!
Thanks Marjus and HK
Yes I was that close,it was too busy laying.