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Dragonflies & Damselflies Page 11

Image Taken on 16 Aug 2008 at 13:06    Image of day on 31 Aug 2008

We brought you another Female Common Darter Dragonfly 11 days ago, but this new set shows the female in a more normal pose.


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Image Taken on 16 Aug 2008 at 13:08    Image of day on 31 Aug 2008

This is a head-on view of the 'face'.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2020 at 13:11    Image of day on 27 Sep 2020

One of the fun things about Darter Dragonflies is that they often return to the perch from which they have just flown, given a chance to photograph a landing as here.
NOT an accurate montage but a decent 'impression'.


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Image Taken on 01 Sep 2011 at 12:24    Image of day on 18 Oct 2011

A bit of sunshine brings out a few dragonflies. This one is perched on the pond island on fallen sedge - the colours of the insect match that of the foliage rendering them very hard to see until they move or you see them land.


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Image Taken on 29 Aug 2016 at 12:30    Image of day on 18 Oct 2016

A female Common darter sunning herself on an Iris frond.


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Image Taken on 02 Sep 2010 at 15:10    Image of day on 27 Oct 2010

This is a common Darter dragonfly seen next day perched on a leaf while it warms up.


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Image Taken on 15 Sep 2018 at 12:22    Image of day on 06 Nov 2018

In the mid-day sunshine a female Common Darter Dragonfly perches on a dead Blackberry stem. This female is probably past breeding, and hopefully enjoying her last few days before the frosts arrive.


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Image Taken on 01 Aug 2019 at 12:34    Image of day on 19 Sep 2019

A female Common Darter Dragonfly warming herself in the sun while waiting for a meal to fly by.


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Image Taken on 18 Sep 2019 at 16:24    Image of day on 08 Nov 2019

This female Common Darter Dragonfly decided that this side of a cardboard box would be a good place to perch in the sun, and perhaps make an even better shadow.


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Image Taken on 17 Aug 2020 at 15:53    Image of day on 27 Sep 2020

This female Common Darter Dragonfly seems to like the top of our dilapidated rotary clothes drier.
A beautiful creature on real Tat!


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2020 at 13:09    Image of day on 27 Sep 2020

This female Common Darter Dragonfly seems to have taken a liking to twigs at the top of the Woodpile outside the kitchen.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2020 at 13:12    Image of day on 27 Sep 2020

This female Common Darter Dragonfly seems to have taken a liking to twigs at the top of the Woodpile outside the kitchen.


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Image Taken on 21 Aug 2018 at 16:08    Image of day on 13 Oct 2018

In the crop field margin there are many metres of Dock seed heads. This female Common Darter Dragonfly flits between them providing different views of this pristine individual.


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Image Taken on 21 Aug 2018 at 16:09    Image of day on 13 Oct 2018

In the crop field margin there are many metres of Dock seed heads. This female Common Darter Dragonfly flits between them providing different views of this pristine individual.


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Image Taken on 18 Sep 2018 at 13:00    Image of day on 12 Nov 2018

This female Common Darter dragonfly resting on the ground almost vanishes in the dead grass, of which there is still LOTS months after the heatwave.


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Image Taken on 26 Jul 2008 at 11:01    Image of day on 10 Aug 2008

This is the female Common Darter Dragonfly perched on a stick at the pond edge - a favourite way of getting to see them close up.


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Image Taken on 29 Sep 2013 at 15:10    Image of day on 02 Dec 2013

An old female Common Darter dragonfly using a teasel as a perch. This image shows the hairy body rather well.


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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2014 at 12:07    Image of day on 30 Oct 2014

A Common Darter (on the menu for the Hobby!) flying close to the water. Horizontally spread for clarity.


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Image Taken on 06 Aug 2016 at 14:35    Image of day on 29 Sep 2016

A Common Darter Dragonfly was repeatedly returning to this bent over Hop Sedge providing the opportunity for an image of the landing.


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Image Taken on 14 Sep 2019 at 17:40    Image of day on 08 Nov 2019

This is a male Common Darter Dragonfly perched on a cut hedge twig


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