197/365 Black Darter Sympetrum danae

The smallest Darters within the UK these Black Darters are also very common. Whilst out working on location I found a small colony of these and just had to go back the next morning with the macro lens.
Black Darter, Sympetrum danae, Staffordshire, August, 2013.
Canon 5D3 with Sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro, 1/800s at f/7.1 at ISO800.

197/365 Black Darter

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2 thoughts on “197/365 Black Darter Sympetrum danae

    • Hi Jason. Thanks for looking at my blog. To be honest this was the first time I’d seen them. I was surprised at how small they were and they’re quite difficult to find them as they roost at the base of tall grasses. Cheers. Ian

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