Wednesday, 26 May 2010

The Chasers, No Time to Stop and Stare

At Powerstock there are several ponds dotted around the reserve, we found three yesterday, all different from each other; the first was very clear, the second was covered in Duck weed, the third was full of Bogbean.  At two of them, there were quite large dragonflies flying around, the Four-spotted Chaser.  These dragonflies were constantly on the move, chasing off rivals, mating and laying eggs, no time to stop and rest for too long, time is very short for them. 

Four-spotted Chaser
Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly

Four-spotted Chaser dragonfly (2)

Bogbean, which was in one of the ponds
Bogbean

Newts.  This pond was so clear that you could see all the newts swimming around
Newts

5 comments:

Richard Pegler said...

Wow, Linda!! More superb images!! I've not yet seen a Four-spot this year. Maybe we're a little behind you in the frozen north!

Roy said...

Superb Dragon and Newt shots Lyn.

Midmarsh John said...

Beautifully clear dragon portraits.

ShySongbird said...

Lovely, clear photos, Linda. There don't seem to be many damsels and dragons around here so far and it is cold and dull today so not much chance :(

holdingmoments said...

It's been a while since I came round, took a break. Maybe you have too?
Cracking shots of the dragons; and that water is so clear, with the newts.