Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Northern Greece - Dragons And Damsels.

During our birding trip to Northern Greece I recorded eleven species of Odonata but only managed to get images of the following varieties.

Scarlet [Broad] Darter (Crocothemis erythraea). Above is the brightly coloured male and below is the female.



Common [Club-tailed] Clubtail (Gomphus vulgatissimus). This individual was soaking up the sunshine  at the roadside.

White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes).

Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa).

Male (above) and female (below) of Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo). Both seen during a woodland walk close to a river.






Blue [Scarce] Chaser (Libellula fulva)..Above and below are shots of the male.



Above and below are images of the teneral or immature male Blue [Scarce] Chaser with its very distinctive wing markings.

Linking to:
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9 comments:

  1. I do like the vibrant color on the scarlet.

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  2. That is a good variety in any area. Wonderful images.

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  3. ze zijn allemaal heel mooi maar de rode springt er voor mij toch wel boven uit.

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  4. Amazing variety. Beautiful images. You had to feel like a kid in a candy store. Carol

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  5. Hello, what a great collection. The Scarlet is a lovely color.

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  6. A very amazing collection of Dragons and Damsels! I like the Scarlet Darter the best for its color

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  7. Hello Frank,
    Beautiful photographs of the Dragonfly!
    Nice series!
    Greetings,
    Maria

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  8. Oh my goodness Frank..what a variety and wonderful macros....Michelle

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