Another face to face meeting with a Dragon

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Counter, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    I'm hoping someone can confirm my identity of Aeshna mixta?

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    D300, 60mm AF-S, hand held
     
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  2. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Super shots. Definately an Aeshna mixta. The first 5 shots are males. I've been trying to get a mating shot of them for the last couple of weeks without luck. How unfair.
     
  3. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Thank you Torben. It was a glorious late summers day today and I saw quite a few of these basking in the sun. I think I was extra lucky with the pair though!
     
  4. Nice shots!

    A mixta has this (golf) tee like marking on Segments 1-2 which makes it easy to ID
     
  5. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Thanks Jukka
     
  6. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Spectacular images, the detail is first rate, also the lighting.:cool:
     
  7. Crave

    Crave Guest

    Great serie you-ve got here!!
    Loved the third one!!!
     
  8. Oh my those are very nice, 1& 3 are great, but the last one is a wall hanger.
     
  9. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    Thanks for the nice comments everyone.