Monday, 11 June 2018

Transfixed By Those Green Eyes!

With some nice warm sunshine over the weekend, I found myself once again being drawn to Grove Ferry to watch and photograph the Norfolk Hawkers. The season for them soon passes and I've waited quite a while for them to emerge so I'm making the most of them while I can. After finding a few of them patrolling up and down the ditches, I set about a finding a few individuals to try and capture in flight and perching. Its always a challenge to try to capture these superb ariel hunters in flight but with a bit of patience and lots of practice, I occasionally get a number of shots which show off this species well. I still feel there is more to come and I just need that individual that will show off well and give me a few extra seconds to rattle off some more shots. I suppose that's what makes me keep going back for more. If I found it easy and always got 'that' shot, it wouldn't be a challenge. Hopefully their numbers will continue to rise in the next week and I will once again, be transfixed by those green eyes.
 








 
Norfolk Hawker (Aeshna isosceles) - male
 


8 comments:

  1. Beautiful Hawker Marc, my favourite is flyer, fantastic.

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    1. Many thanks Bob. They are just such beautiful dragonflies. I think I could spend all day just photographing them.

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  2. Flight shots aside, your last image in this set just got the winning vote for me....Transfixed by those green eyes indeed Marc, brilliant work as ever.

    Regards

    Pete.

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    1. Many thanks Pete. They certainly do my attention. Very privileged to have them near me and I'm going to make the most of it too.

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    1. Many thanks Mike. I do love them in flight. A challenge but very rewarding when it works out.

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  4. It's not just the green eyes, Marc - they wouldn't look half as captivating if they weren't offset by that fabulous bright rust colour on the head and body. Excellent images as always - I'm truly jealous!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. You are very correct Richard. Contrasts beautifully with the eyes. A very special species down here which I hope continues to do well and spread.

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