I have visited the area around Brude Sø several times during the last month, and been lucky to shoot a lot of good photos of the Gomphus vulgatissimus, which have now been added to the gallery.

At my first visit back in mid May the species had just emerged, with bright yellow and black body colours, very pale greenish eyes, and the wings folded together in a upright position when perched.

Just one or two weeks later, the yellow colour of the body had faded a little bit and the eyes where now bright green.

At the next visit a week later, the colour difference between the male and the female was more distinct, the male now with a much more pale greenish body colour.

Near the location of Brude Sø, I shot some photos of the two species Orthetrum cancellatum and Libellula depressa.
Especially for the Orthetrum cancellatum it was very difficult to get close enough to get a good photograph. Every time I was almost ready to take the shot, it just flew and landed a few meters away, but hey, that is the charm of photographing dragonflies.

Dragonfly season 2014 has started, actually over a month ago, which is pretty early compared to last year. So I have of course been out hunting dragonflies with my new camera several times already.

My trips have mainly been to the location Brude Sø, with the mission to shoot some photos of the species Gomphus vulgatissimus and Libellula fulva. New photos of the latter have now been added to the gallery, and I will be adding photos of Gomphus vulgatissimus and some other species shortly.

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.

Last week I took advantage of one of the rare warm summer days and went on a dragonfly photo expedition to Brude Sø.

The goal was to photograph the species Gomphus vulgatissimus and Libellula fulva, which are both rather rare in Denmark. The trip was a great success, and new photos of those two species have been added to the gallery, together with photos of two other species, Calopteryx virgo and Calopteryx splendens.

As the weather is finally getting warmer here in Denmark, the dragonflies are starting to show. Spring and summer have come very late this year.

Unfortunately I started this season by dropping and damaging my macro lens, a very stupid thing to do, and a lot of time was wasted getting it repaired.
Luckily it is now working again, and I have been out testing it the past couple of weeks, photographing dragonflies at several different locations: Rands Fjord, Bredal Kær, Jenskær, Brude Sø and Uldum Kær.

New photos of the following species have been added: Cordulia aenea, Libellula depressa, Erythromma najas, Ischnura elegans, Libellula quadrimaculata, Brachytron pratense and Leucorrhinia rubicunda.

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