Sunday, 2 February 2014

Multi-spotted Darner

While this post sounds like it could be about some form of knitting equipment - it is actually about a dragonfly.

This is a Multi-spotted darner - I took the image in Kinglake last weekend.  Not only do I like the picture, its another example of why I like the web.

I am an absolute beginner when it comes to these insects - but I was able to find help on the web!  Splendid.


Also know as Austroaeschna multipunctata is common enough in forest areas near creeks - which is where I found it.

More close up shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.

I am a very long way behind with comments at present - spent the weekend away with, mostly underwater, with my daughter!

25 comments:

cobie en bas van Es said...

geweldig die zou je bij ons nu niet tegen komen.

Gordon said...

Nice one Stewart, it will be a while yet before we see any dragons, bitter cold at the mo.
All the best Gordon.

Revrunner said...

You did well to capture its diaphanous wings.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous shot of the Darner! Happy Sunday!

thewovenspoke said...

Nice shot I love the detail. It sounds like you had a great and wonderful weekend!

Lynn said...

this a fabulous photo with all the detail you captured, yet another amazingly beautifully constructed creature-bravo!

Montanagirl said...

Hey, great capture! We won't be seeing any of those for awhile yet either.

Irma said...

Beautiful picture of the dragonfly, Stewart.
The translator is no longer working.
Maybe you could put another?
Greetings Irma

TexWisGirl said...

pretty against the woodgrain.

Sylvia K said...

What a great shot, Stewart!! I usually have trouble saying "beautiful bug", but it is pretty and, like Tex, I like it against the wood grain! Have a great new week!

Andrea said...

I love the Darners ... they are so beautiful and big enough to be able to capture some of the detail. This is a great shot, Stewart. Our common Darner is a Green Darner and it is around my gardens all summer ... I also see them in the woods at the forest preserve. They are great insect eaters, especially mosquitos, so we are always happy to see them.

Under water with your daughter ... hmmmm, sounds interesting. I assume we will see some pictures soon, yes? You are such a good Dad!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Karen said...

WHat a great capture!

maryaustria said...

A fantastic shot! Amazing!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The dragonfly is gorgeous. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend.

Ileana said...

WOW! Beautiful!
Have a nice week!

BLOGitse said...

What a beauty, perfect shot!
BLOGitse

Nathalie Santa Maria said...

Je découvre cette très belle libellule !
Bravo et merci !!!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

cool shot

Katrin Klink said...

What a beauty! Great capture.

Laura said...

I so love the iridescent magic of dragonfly wings! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

bettyl-NZ said...

What gorgeous subjects and great shots! The detail is so cool!

bailey-road.com said...

Great shot of this beautiful little insect.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How pretty -- the wings are perfect.

edenhills said...

What a great shot! I'm almost looking forward to seeing bugs if it means warm temperatures.

TheChieftess said...

Nice capture!!!