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Carine-Noushka

15 sept. 2018

Une fois n'est pas coutume...

Aeshna cyanea

Retour aux odonates, en particulier à l'Aeschne bleue.
Pendant mes affûts au Martin pêcheur, il m'est arrivé de voir un certain nombre d'individus mâles patrouillant les berges de l'étang pour trouver une femelle en train de pondre et la "kidnapper" pour s'accoupler avec. A part chez les Caloptéryx, le kidnapping et le "viol" sont monnaie courante!!

Yes, back to the dragons for once!
While I wait for the kingfishers, I sometimes see Blue hawker males patrolling along the banks of the lake to find a female laying her eggs in order to kidnap her and mate with her.










La chance a voulu que non seulement le martin soit absent depuis un moment mais qu'un cœur copulatoire se pose à quelques mètres, caché dans les joncs. Je décroche mon matos de mon trépied et je le retrouve bien posé et relativement dégagé; petite approche en douceur et le voilà sur ma carte!

I was lucky to see this mating wheel perch in the reeds, as the kingfisher was elsewhere for some time. I grabbed my camera and rushed to shoot it... Luckily the dragonflies where well exposed:

 


Sympetrum striolatum


Et un Sympêtre strié qui passait par là!
And a Common darter patrolling too:

15 commentaires :

  1. It's great to see you back with the dragons, Carine, and you have really returned in style! Your flight images are fabulous and I love the backgrounds in them, and you you were very lucky to find and capture them mating. A. cyanea is known as Southern Hawker here, and I don't seem to have seen so many of them this year as I have in past years.

    Take good care. With my very best wishes for the week ahead - - - Richard

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    1. Thanks dear friend,
      I should have added I took them on tripod with my Nikon D850 and 200/500 mm equipment...
      All the best Richard :)

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  2. Some excellent flght and perched shots of this lovely species.

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    1. Many thanks Marc for commenting on this post!
      An honnor considering your marvellous photos!

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  3. una maravilla de fotos. Felicidades
    Un abrazo

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    1. Hola Pini,
      Muchas gracias :)
      El enlace hacia tu blog no funciona...
      Besos y abrazos, amiga

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  4. Des photos en vol étonnantes chère Noushka, un régal que ces photos et ce coeur copulatoire! Ce sympêtre strié a bien fait de passer par là.
    Bon dimanche et bon début de semaine
    Je t'embrasse.
    chatou

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  5. Hello, beautiful captures of the dragonflies. Well done! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new ahead.

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  6. Hi Noushka,
    Super images of the Southern Hawker dragonfly.
    You have caught them to perfection in flight.
    Unfortunately something I have not had the time for this year.
    All the best, John

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  7. Hi Nuoshka.

    Beautiful pictures of these beautiful Dragonflies.

    Groettie from Patricia.

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  8. It is a very long time since you posted dragonfly images, Noushka, but you obviously have not lost your touch. Great work!

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  9. Hello Noushka,
    Very nice shots of these dragonflies.
    You've caught them very well while their flight.
    Big compliments for these results.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  10. Bonjour Noushka,
    Joli retour en arrière! Bravo,les photos sont superbes et pas faciles.

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  11. Good work Noushka.
    It is pretty difficult to capture them during their flight. I recently happend to see them mating as well. A beautiful dragonfly caught in great pictures.
    Greetings, Kees

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  12. Dearest Noushka,
    To see your dragon fliy photos is always spectacular!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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