Sunday, 27 September 2015

Not So 'Common' Now

It was pleasing to look at the forecast Friday night to see that lots of sunshine was planned for Saturday and this proved to be the case when I left home at 10am to visit a site near Reculver. I spent about 4 hours on site where I spent a good while watching Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters which were still in very good numbers and this provided most of the action with the camera again. I found quite a few mating pairs of Migrant Hawkers where I took a good few shots which I shall post later in the week. Its always a challenge to try to get better than you have taken before and I often find myself now pre planning shots if I can to capture the best angles and backgrounds. As I walked around there were a handful of Common Blue Damselfly still on the wing and it was a nice challenge to try to capture some at rest and get some detailed shots of these small damselflies. With a bit of patience, I was able to get into a few low down positions and obtain some pleasant shots of this wary species. With a bit of warm and mild weather possible to come, I hope that a few species will still be on the wing for a while yet and still provide me with enjoyable learning experiences. With plenty of photos still to look through from the weekend, I shall post some of my better attempts throughout the week and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those that look through my blog and take the time to comment and email me about the photos I have taken. I very much appreciate your support which drives me on towards photographic excellence of these fascinating insects.



Common Blue Damselfly (male)

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    1. Many thanks. Nice to capture some detail on something that is actually quite small.

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    1. They are pretty superb aren't they. Packed with full of detail. Think I need a smaller macro lens to really capture this well.

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    1. Many thanks Bob. Certainly liven up the green grass when you see these flying around in good numbers. A very wary species I find to get really near to for good shots.

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  4. Super shots Marc. Good to hear so much is still on the wing there.

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    1. Thanks Bob. Yes with this warm (ish) weather still, hopefully a few species will have a slightly longer period and won't be killed off by the cold weather for a while yet.

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  5. Cant believe you still get Common Blue Damsels Marc. Ive not seen any here since May :-) Keep the photo's coming mate, they are brilliant and inspirational :-)

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    1. Many thanks Warren for your kind words matey. I think my last record of Common Blue Damselfly last year was the 1st November, now that is getting late. I do have a few sites close to home where there are still quite a few flying so hopefully with some mild weather , they may fly for a while yet.

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