parking at the Roundhouse car park i make my way towards the White face darter pools , i soon spot a dungfly which i shoot with the mpe-65 macro lens and then come across.......................
A cold Bee :) it quite happily warms itself on my finger while i take a series of shots, again with the mpe, resting the lens barrel on my fingers in front of the Bee.
Yay my first Dragon a four spot chaser :)
and another one! they look fairly freshly emerged .
I have spent ages watching the Dragons flying around the White face darter pools but not managed any pictures of them , until i spot one on a walkway
another one perched way out in the pool , had to crop heavily even from a 400mm lens shot
i have not seen much else this morning so will go home and go out tomorrow down to the river Dee in search of Demoiselles .
Early Monday morning i have driven to just upstream of Chester to Aldford on the river Dee , i might find a Clubtail Dragonfly if I'm lucky but its quite windy and think shooting anything is going to be a challenge today! passing the beautiful bridge, while keeping a look out for the resident Kingfisher i walk down to the field side path ..
A female Banded Demoiselle , they are really skittish and i just cant get close to them
there are quite a few but i am not getting anywhere near them today :( a long leg Orb web spider hides under a nettle leaf.
and a pair of Sawflies mating
I have given up, will drive just down the road to Churton to see if any Hairy dragonflies are in the pool , crossing the field i soon spot a newly emerged Four spot chaser
and then my target species, Hairy Dragonfly :)
an interesting two mornings shooting Dragons