Dragon Storm (Five Photographs)

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I missed the dragonflies emerging from the water again this year and only came across their discarded shells (exuvia). You can see these in the third photo. The strings are part of the larval breathing system. However, I was able to see my first dragonfly swarm. Hundreds of dragonflies were flying about in a relatively small area. Nothing hostile, nothing frightening – it was just a wonder to see. Normally dragonflies are a bit territorial but as you can see they hung like Christmas ornaments off the bushes. From my readings these swarms occur when food is plentiful, and indeed the midges that had plagued the park were not in evidence where the swarm was present.

DRgonfly Storm -2

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DRAGON Storm-2

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DRAGON Storm

19 responses

  1. Wow. You got some really amazing photos. Never been able to get a good picture of a dragonfly so kudos to you!

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    July 25, 2016 at 2:22 am

  2. This must have been a marvellous sight to witness, Victor. A wonderful set of photographs to remember it by!

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    July 25, 2016 at 3:20 am

  3. Amazing images! Thanks for sharing these.

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    July 25, 2016 at 3:25 am

  4. Fascinating photos! I’ve never seen a dragonfly swarm before.

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    July 25, 2016 at 7:24 am

  5. I love the shots with the multiple dragonflies and the shot with the exuviae is incredible. Wonderful images of amazing creatures, Victor.

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    July 25, 2016 at 8:53 am

  6. That swarm must have been so amazing to see and you got some awesome captures to remember it.

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    July 25, 2016 at 5:26 pm

  7. The second to the last is my favorite. I like how one is flying over to meet the group!

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    July 26, 2016 at 9:22 pm

  8. Wow, so many gathered together!!! What an amazing sight 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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    July 27, 2016 at 7:21 pm

  9. Wow, wish I could have been there with you. Gorgeous compositions and relatively wide depth of field!

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    July 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm

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