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photoblog image Common Darter

Common Darter

Sympetrum striolatum

 

(I think)...      Seen at the lake at Croome Court, Worcestershire, England

 

photoblog image England 2018 16.jpg

 

 

Common Darter

Sympetrum striolatum

 

(I think)...      Seen at the lake at Croome Court, Worcestershire, England

 

photoblog image England 2018 16.jpg

 

 

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Sep 2018, 01:25
A lovely, colourful critter, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't he! He just sat there for the longest time and stared at me... shortly after the closer photo here, he decided he'd had enough and flew away!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 18 Sep 2018, 04:03
you certainly captured it's out of proportion features quite well
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Sherri! They're built like our Apache Combat Helicopters... or rather the helicopters are built like them! smile
Magnifiques macros.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 18 Sep 2018, 06:36
Gorgeous images
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Chris! A handsome critter!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Sep 2018, 06:44
I admire your knowledge about insects! You are a student of Ray.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Philine - I enjoy researching creatures that I see. Unfortunately they don't always get committed to memory!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Sep 2018, 06:54
Oh my word! I don't recall even seeing the lake so there's no chance I'd spot something like this.I did spend some time with the sheep, though smile Wonderful detail here.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile You must not have taken the path we did... smile And you, no doubt captured marvelous photos of the sheep!
Thank you!
Magnifique prise de vue ...Bravo
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Claudine!
They were whizzing about and you did so well to catch one stationary!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Bill! He did just sit there for a few minutes, letting me take his portrait. He seemed to be staring me down - I wonder what he was thinking??? smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 18 Sep 2018, 08:21
You do see some amazing sights.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm very fortunate!
Brilliant shot Ell'...Its one of those " wish I had taken it" shots.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Frank! Much appreciated! You'd have gotten it had you been where I was...
You were luckier than me, as I went for my second shot the creature flew off, these are very good.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: He did sit there for a bit, letting me take is portrait! The key is that they usually come back to perch at the same spot... so... patience... smile
This is not like one I have ever see. Reminds me of an American Candycorn.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I hadn't seen one of these guys before either! Oh don't get me started on candy corn! smile
Fantastic close up details!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ruthie! I got lucky!
My - what big eyes you've got!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: The better to see you with, my dear! smile
  • Harry
  • USA
  • 19 Sep 2018, 01:37
Gorgeous macro; fine focus for the narrow DoF. the rope makes an excellent base
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Harry! Much appreciated!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 20 Sep 2018, 00:37
Oh wow!! Stunning clarity and color captured in this handsome specimen!! I have never been able to get so close.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, so much, Steven! I did get lucky - he was more cooperative than any other I've encountered!

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