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I know very little about dragonflies. I think this might be a common hawker ...possibly a female. Can anybody put me right??

Have a nice weekend



">Dragonfly

Dragonfly

I know very little about dragonflies. I think this might be a common hawker ...possibly a female. Can anybody put me right??

Have a nice weekend



">Dragonfly

comments (27)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Sep 2009, 00:23
I'm sure somebody will. You could be the new Ray Storey!
Bill Phillips: I will settle for being the old Bill Phillips tongue
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Sep 2009, 01:04
LOL at Chris. I was just gonna say that if anyone knows, it will be Ray! You can be proud of this macro shot, Bill!
Bill Phillips: Ray has his usual original answer Ginnie
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Sep 2009, 01:16
You have it right, Bill...it is, in fact, a Dragonfly.

I believe this one calls itself "Chris"...its a bit sexully ambiguous, and is not sure if it is "Christine" or"Christopher"...
Bill Phillips: Or as the say here it doesn't know if it is Arthur or Martha
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 11 Sep 2009, 01:35
amazing wings, they always look like there ready to break, they are just so delicate
Bill Phillips: They are incredible insects Tony
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2009, 02:14
I knew Ray would have the answer, Bill. Quite a pretty shot.
Bill Phillips: Usually useless but always an answertongue
  • Tracy
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2009, 04:40
LOL at Ray and Chris, you really have them at it so to speakgringrin
Cool shot BTW smile
Have a cool weekend.
Bill Phillips: You have a good weekend too. What next after balloons? Hang gliding???
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Sep 2009, 05:37
All I know about Dragonflies is they are difficult to capture with a camera well done Bill.
Bill Phillips: You know as much as I do vintage! This is the only half decent shot I have ever got
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2009, 07:44
Another of my favourite bands; must come back this evening to listen. No idea about the type of dragonfly but it's a fine image to help those more knowledgeable.
Bill Phillips: In the early days before they went into overblown middle of the road!
This is a beautiful shot. You've captured all the fragility of the wings and the ephemeral like presence of this insect. It looks even more delicate than a butterfly.
Bill Phillips: It is amazing that something so magnificent lives for so short a time
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2009, 08:26
I knew that Ray would give the right answer! A beautiful close-up- and there is a wonderful unity of flower and dragonfly! - the music is fitting although I don't understand the text.
Bill Phillips: The common hawker is a species of dragonfly Philine
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2009, 08:27
Does Tracy stay at Germany now?
Bill Phillips: Shutterchance has a tendency to change people's location to Germany. I know it happened to Chris at one time.
Dragonflys and Fashion? It looks like its got a Snakeskin coat. LOL
Bill Phillips: I'm not getting very far in species identification with you lot tongue
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2009, 09:21
Not me Bill, but a super photograph and a great piece of music. Peter Green was playing in Bath recently but I would rather keep my memories intact rather than replace them. Have a good week-end.
Bill Phillips: I didn't realise he was still performing. I thought when he left the band that was it for him. I know what you mean about going to see him now. We get a number of well known oldies at Huntington Hall in Worcester and Ange and I have been a few times. I have to say all those we have seen have been very good. have a good weekend yourself
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2009, 09:58
Whatever sort it is, you have made a great photo out of it. Such delicate wings. I've never seen one like this before.
Ingrid
Bill Phillips: It was in our back garden!They are the most glorious of creatures!
  • Brian
  • Melbourne
  • 11 Sep 2009, 10:12
I love the clarity of the wings - very nice.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Brian. The wings are indeed wonderful
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 11 Sep 2009, 10:58
We have the same dragonflies here but I don't know which one it is. It a beautiful shot, Chris. The wings are wonderful.
Bill Phillips: Chris!!! tongue The wings are indeed wonderful
Wonderful capture Bill. The wings are so delicate!
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much richard
  • graham pickett
  • SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 11 Sep 2009, 11:13
Well captured Bill.
Bill Phillips: Cheers Graham
Wowee those wings are incredibly delicate. Good shot.
Bill Phillips: That's almost an OMG!!! Cheers Chad
Can anybody just tell me how to get a picture of a Dragonfly as good as this, I just don't seem to be adept at this subject at all.
Bill Phillips: No idea Brian. This was pure luck
These beasties are highly aggressive to other insects ...but fortunatley their viscious teeth won't get through your finger layer Bill ... You are too thick skinned for them Ha! ... along with the rest of us human beans.

richard
Bill Phillips: That is most reassuring Richard
Precioso!! Que gra detalle el de sus alas, las has captado con una perfeccion absoluta, genial!!! Saludos
Bill Phillips: Gracias por su generoso elogio para esta imagen
Really nice catch here! good use of your DOF.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Dawn
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2009, 19:45
I suspect I know less than you about dragonflies Bill, although I did get a photograph of one this week at Liverpool Airport, perhaps he was hoping to fly with the big metal birds.

You have caught him well though and the fine wings look just right.
Bill Phillips: well that means we know nought!! Cheers Les
I'm pretty sure it is as you say Bill. You caught this very well..a lovely shot.
Bill Phillips: Seems like none of us are dragonfly experts Rongrin
I don't know ! Certainly a male, he's eating smile
Very nice shot. Though I don't like to see insects that close smile
Bill Phillips: Depends on the insecttongue

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