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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #180 on: September 04, 2017, 08:44:37 PM
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #181 on: September 20, 2017, 08:02:36 PM
The three common hawkers of summer and fall in the Netherlands are the Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker and Southern Hawker. In seven years I did not succeed once in picturing all three on a single day, though not for lack of trying. Today I tried again. I spotted a Southern Hawker as it came flying towards me, over me, and away again. No pic. But I got the other two!
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #182 on: September 20, 2017, 08:47:43 PM
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #183 on: September 27, 2017, 06:52:44 PM
Today's dragonfly.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #184 on: September 27, 2017, 07:12:56 PM
I found this beheaded Dragonfly the other day ...  :oops:
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #185 on: September 27, 2017, 07:22:43 PM
Poor thing! I found a dead one too, a few months ago. Pic is somewhere up in the thread. Same species, mine still had its head.


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #186 on: October 14, 2017, 05:37:36 PM
Finally! Three out of three, for the first time today!

Top to bottom Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #187 on: October 14, 2017, 05:55:32 PM
The Brown Hawker took a liking to me...
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #188 on: October 15, 2017, 04:56:31 AM
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #189 on: October 22, 2017, 09:51:47 AM
Another Brown Hawker yesterday. It might well be the last one of the season. Hawkers will be around through mid November if the weather stays warm enough, but that´s not likely to happen.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #190 on: October 24, 2017, 08:10:00 PM
There are 6 common hawker species here.

Top row: Hairy Hawker (May-June), Green Eyed Hawker (June-July), Blue Emperor (June-August)

Bottom row: Brown Hawker (July-October), Southern Hawker (July-October), Migrant Hawker (August-October)
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #191 on: October 24, 2017, 08:29:38 PM
There are 6 common hawker species here.

Top row: Hairy Hawker (May-June), Green Eyed Hawker (June-July), Blue Emperor (June-August)

Bottom row: Brown Hawker (July-October), Southern Hawker (July-October), Migrant Hawker (Augustus-October)
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #192 on: October 25, 2017, 08:23:43 PM
I made this one a year ago. Southern Hawker on the wing.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #193 on: October 25, 2017, 09:24:43 PM
Today I pictured a few Common Darters. Hawkers are getting difficult to find, but some Darters will be here for a least four more weeks.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #194 on: April 07, 2018, 09:11:24 PM
The damselfly season is about to start, with the dragonfly season soon to follow.
Today I spotted a few hundred Firebugs.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #195 on: April 13, 2018, 11:43:15 AM
Double cool  8)  8)
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #196 on: April 13, 2018, 03:23:56 PM
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #198 on: April 21, 2018, 08:10:31 AM
At last, winter´s gone, my friends are returning! This is a Downy Emerald.
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #199 on: April 24, 2018, 10:15:12 PM
A Four-Spotted Chaser
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #200 on: April 24, 2018, 10:27:54 PM
Love this thread !    :tu:


Great pics Ron !!!   :cheers:


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #201 on: April 24, 2018, 10:49:04 PM
Love this thread !    :tu:


Great pics Ron !!!   :cheers:
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #202 on: April 25, 2018, 05:49:13 AM
Thank you Steve and Dan !  :cheers: The season´s start is always very exciting, there´s a kind of race going on who´ll make the first pictures of the year´s new emerging species. In fact it´s so exciting I even forget to make new Schrönogamy pics.  :o


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #203 on: April 25, 2018, 10:26:26 AM
What camera do you use for the close up shots of them?


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #204 on: April 25, 2018, 05:16:16 PM
I´m using a Sony HX200V for all my photographs. That´s a bridge camera with either full manual control or various auto modes. Bridge cameras are always a kind of compromise. Some pics are made with maximum zoom and lose some sharpness, others made at close range are sharper but will have the full depth background in it as well. I´m thinking a DSLR with a 150mm lens would be better, I´m going to try out one of my father´s cameras this summer.


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #205 on: May 02, 2018, 07:18:51 PM
My father and I did some experiments with a 200mm lens. It´s too small.

Here´s one of the Hairy Hawkers I saw today (with my own camera).
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #206 on: May 05, 2018, 01:47:04 AM
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That's awesome!  And Hairy Hawkers is a great band name!
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #207 on: May 06, 2018, 05:49:12 PM
A few of my today´s pics - Four-spotted Chaser (female) and Broad-bodied Chaser (young male)
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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #208 on: May 06, 2018, 05:52:39 PM
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That's awesome!  And Hairy Hawkers is a great band name!

I´ll admit it sounds better than Bald Eagles  :D


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Re: Flying dragons
Reply #209 on: May 06, 2018, 05:57:46 PM
Also a better pic of the Downy Emerald (female)
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