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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 17th June, 2020)

Female Broad-bodied chaser

Female Broad-bodied chaser
Low Hall Nature Reserve, Hindley

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D850)
Views: 2,079

Comment by: Garry on 17th June 2020 at 05:27

Stunning once again Dave, very skillful indeed...a craftsman at work. Many thanks for that.

Comment by: Mick on 17th June 2020 at 06:30

Well Im glad I wasnt created as a Broad bodied chaser because they only live for about a three months and in that short they have to mate on the wing which takes less than a minute and lay they eggs which must be painful, then they also have to watch out for something else eating them and the eggs.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th June 2020 at 08:36

Look at those beautiful wings, like lace. A stunning photo! We live quite near to Low Hall Nature Reserve and keep saying we'll go for a walk there but we never get round to it. That's the trouble with things on your doorstep...you take them for granted.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th June 2020 at 08:44

Is a hard life for some Mick... Marvelous close up! And to think I would bat it away if it landed on me...

Comment by: Poet on 17th June 2020 at 08:49

Nature's Art Nouveau .

Comment by: Beryl on 17th June 2020 at 09:08

I particularly love these photos of our wild life where we can see such detail and what a skilled photographer. Thank you

Comment by: David Barker on 17th June 2020 at 09:24

Stunning image Dave, thanks for sharing.

Comment by: Pat McC on 17th June 2020 at 10:18

I've seen dragonflies flying over ponds, but never this close up and didn't know they were so beautiful. Gossamer wings - fabulous.
Thank you Dave.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 17th June 2020 at 16:02

Thanks folks :)

Comment by: britboy on 17th June 2020 at 20:42

We look forward to seeing them return each summer, they have a big appetite for mosquitoes.

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