Whilst traversing between the hides at Blashford Lakes the other week capturing the feathered variety of wildlife I also came across several different types of insects, and as I was not carrying a dedicated macro lens all of these have been taken using my Sigma 50-500 lens.
The first is my first decent photo of a Brown Hawker dragonfly (Aeshna grandis).
There was another type of dragonfly sighted and photographed, this Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) laying eggs in one of the Lakes.
There were also, as usual with this location, lots of damselflies including these mating Common Blue Damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum).
The other winged variety of insects abound were butterflies.
Here is a pair of mating Gatekeepers (Pyronia tithonus)
A Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas).
which had company on occasion.
and I managed to photographed one other type of butterfly, this Small Blue (Cupido minimus).