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Late dragonfly

This was taken on November 18, 2021. The weather was extremely mild for the time of year, and the dragonfly was still very active. There were quite a few wild flowers still going strong, and some deciduous trees still had most of their leaves. This is just not normal in the UK.
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14 comments

Annemarie said:

great contribution to the group
2 months ago

Annalia S. said:

This is a very good point, Amelia. Some of the climate changes are perhaps subtle and may even seem pleasant, like having dragonflies still around in mid November. But they reveal profound alterations to the seasonal cycles that have a much larger impact. You captured the dragonfly beautifully against the rough texture of the dead wood.
2 months ago

Patrick Brandy said:

Belle capture bon agréable week.end
2 months ago ( translate )

Nick Weall said:

A sharp shot dear LGM in our confused world
2 months ago

Wilfried said:

schönes Makro
2 months ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

A beautiful capture of this dragonfly and an interesting comment, Amelia. Seasonal changes associated with climate change can certainly be very real.
2 months ago

Heinz Backes said:

Schönes Foto!
2 months ago ( translate )

Keith Burton said:

This looks like a Common Darter to me (although I'm no expert). According to my field guide they remain flying until quite late in the year........sometimes even into December, so that would fit.

Well spotted and beautifully captured Amelia!
2 months ago

Stephan Fey said:

Wonderful, Amelia!
2 months ago ( translate )

Rosalyn Hilborne said:

They are always too active for me to get a picture of Amelia. This one is enjoying the sunshine, while it lasts! An excellent shot and beautifully captured.
2 months ago

Boarischa Krautmo said:

beautiful!
8 weeks ago ( translate )

Sarah O' said:

A REALLY GREAT close up shot here Amelia, I am wondering if some of this isall the wing shadow , or JUST the Dragon Fly?? well done Amelia. Hope you are doing well.
Best wishes, Sarah
8 weeks ago

Cheryl Kelly (cher12… said:

Fantastic!
8 weeks ago ( translate )

uwschu said:

schöne Aufnahme dieser Libelle, sie scheint sich noch in der Sonne aufzuwärmen
8 weeks ago ( translate )