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Common Darter, Female

Observed: 20th August 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in InvertebratesSimon Walker’s reputation in Invertebrates
Dragonfly, Common Darter, female, close-up, Sandy Lodge, 2012-08-20 006
Dragonfly, Common Darter, female, Sandy Lodge, 2012-08-20 001
Dragonfly, Common Darter, female, Sandy Lodge, 2012-08-20 003
Description:

It's the eye that's interesting to me, because clearly visible is the junction between the upper and lower compound sections (open the picture and select original image; click on it to enlarge it).
This was an uncomfortable shot to get, as the dragonfly was sitting on a twig on the ground. I had to lie down and move slowly forwards. It ignored me for the most part. How I cursed myself for leaving the extension tubes in the car; I could have got even closer, though whether I could have held the camera still enough to make any difference is questionable. I only had my big tripod, so it was a hand held job whatever I did...
There were a lot of dragonflies over the heath on this hot and humid day; and a hobby was sitting in a tree, either fully fed or contemplating the meaning of life.

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