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Southern Hawker extreme closeup  Aeshna cyanea,Heesch,Macro,Southern Hawker Click/tap to enlarge

Southern Hawker extreme closeup

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    comments (6)

  1. Wow, wow, WOW!! Posted 6 years ago
    1. Glad you like it :) Posted 6 years ago
      1. its fantastic. Did you use a macro lens? Posted 6 years ago
        1. Yes, the Nikkor F2.8 105mm, on a Nikon D800 body, handheld, no flash, no crop. Posted 6 years ago
          1. Remarkable, I am suitably impressed! Posted 6 years ago
  2. absolutely amazing insect, love the colours. As Claire stated Wow. Posted 6 years ago

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The Southern Hawker or Blue Darner is a 70 millimetres long species of hawker dragonfly.

It is large, with a long body. It has green markings on the black bodies, and the male also has blue spots on the abdomen.

The Southern Hawker breeds in still or slow-flowing water, but will wander widely, and is often seen in gardens and open woodland. This is an inquisitive species and will approach people.

The adult eats various insects, caught on the wing. The nymphs feed.. more

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Aug 26, 2013. Captured Aug 26, 2013 13:02.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/4.0
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 105mm