Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Friends Reunited!

I thankfully got the call from my dad today to say he had collected the camera and all was in good working order. With this in mind and the sun shining, I collected after finishing work and made a brief visit to Highstead to try to get a few photos of the dragonflies. With my new friend back in the hands and trying to remember how to use it I bumped into Chris Tedder who had earlier photographed a female Red veined Darter, a smart dragonfly and another of the shots I am after. I didn't spend long on site and just wanted to grab a few shots to look at and noted 1 male Red veined Darter briefly but it didn't settle at all, c5 Common Darter with a few allowing the camera to perform into action, 8 Black tailed Skimmer, 2 Emperor Dragonfly and lots of Common Blue and Blue tailed Damselfly.

Common Darter

A few butterflies were seen including 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Common Blue, lots of Skippers flying around and a few 'Whites' flew by. Hopefully I can catch this male Red veined Darter on my camera and obtain a few pleasing efforts but the shots today turned out quite pleasing for starters. I would like to thank Derek Smith for the loan of his Canon 10d whilst mine has been at the doctors, much appreciated.

Black tailed Skimmer


  1. The new camera is obviously superior Marc, quality, crystal clear shots, very nice ;-)

  2. Beautiful shots, Marc! Glad the camera is back in order!