A Beetle & Dragons at Dunyeats

Yesterday saw a first visit this year to Dunyeats Hill nature reserve, discovered last year as a great location for dragonflies, and so it proved this time around as well.

In addition I came across this Rose Chafer (Cetonia aurata) beetle, which according to my insect ID book belongs to the Scarab (Scarabaeidae) family of beetles.

Rose Chafer beetle
Rose Chafer beetle

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at 5.6.

Rose Chafer beetle profile
Rose Chafer beetle profile

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at 5.6.

The dragonflies sighted and photographed were the Female Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator), Male Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa), Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) and Keeled Skimmers (Orthetrum coerulescens).

Female Emperor Dragonfly
Female Emperor Dragonfly

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at 5.6.

Male Broad-bodied Chaser
Male Broad-bodied Chaser

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at 5.6.

Four-spotted Chaser
Four-spotted Chaser

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at 5.6.

Keeled Skimmer
Keeled Skimmer

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at 5.6.

Keeled Skimmer birds eye view
Keeled Skimmer birds eye view

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at 5.6.

Keeled Skimmer profile
Keeled Skimmer profile

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at 5.6.

 

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Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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