The Ophiogomphus cecilia (or Grøn Kølleguldsmed in Danish) is in my opinion one of the most amazing and beautiful dragonflies living here in Denmark.
It is relatively rare here, and also listed as a protected species under Article 17 of the EU Habitats Directive. Its preferred habitat is larger rivers, and it can be found at some of the largest rivers in Denmark like Gudenåen and Skjern Å.

After spending almost two very sunny and warm days at one good location close to the city of Silkeborg, the result was a thousand mosquito bites but fortunately also some very good new shots of the Ophiogomphus cecilia which have now been added to the gallery.

The past week I have spent a lot of hours out in the warm sun hunting dragonflies with my camera. Most time I used in the area just south of the city of Silkeborg. Here there is a lot of lakes and good dragonfly habitats, inhabited by many different species including several rare ones like Cordulegaster boltoni, Orthetrum coerulescens and Gomphus vulgatissimus.

New photos of the following species have been added to the gallery: Orthetrum cancellatum, Aeshna isoceles, Libellula fulva, Orthetrum coerulescens, Somatochlora metallica, Cordulegaster boltoni, Aeshna grandis, Gomphus vulgatissimus and Cordulia aenea.