Image Properties

Date

28/08/07

Camera and Lens

Canon EOS 30D

Canon 100mm USM Macro Lens.

Aperture Setting

F10
 
ISO Setting

400

Shooting Method

Hand Held Mode

Single Point Focus

My Favourite Image Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta)

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Migrant Hawker

The Migrant Hawker is undoubtedly one of the more obliging late season dragonflies to photograph . It is also th smallest hawker in the United Kingdom.

It is identifiable by its steely blue eyes, mainly brown thorax and the blue abdominal spots. There is also a yellow triangle on the segment two of the abdomen.

Generally the female Migrant Hawker is of a browner appearance with yellow abdominal spots.

The Migrant Hawker is fond of perching on bankside vegetation, often at head height or below and is fairly easy to photograph as a result.

The male specimen in the picture, perched quite readily on the edge of a reed bed and was quite happy for the camera lens to be situated only a few inches away.

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