Found a Dragon!

On Saturday once the weather improved we went for a little walk around the village. The village pond was a hive of activity! There were damselflies everywhere, and I got my first dragonfly shot of the year! Yay. I have a fair few shots of this lovely male Broad-Bodied Chaser, but this one is my favourite:

Mr Broad-Bodied Chaser Dragonfly (Available for Sale in my Shop)

I also spotted a flash of golden yellow as a female appeared. They seemed to be doing a bit of mid-flight mating and then she went hovering near the water apparently laying eggs. I was lucky to get this shot of her hovering over the water. Not the best shot in the world but I’m pleased to have captured it.

Mrs Broad-Bodied Chaser Dragonfly

Hurrah for dragons! 🙂

By Suzy Shipman

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  1. Wonderful first photo. The wing detail is amazing. I have been trying a lot of macro but failing more times than succeeding, mostly with the focussing. Can I ask what aperture you used for that shot and how close you were to the dragonfly?

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