NM5321 : Golden-Ringed Dragonfly, Carsaig Bay

taken 13 years ago, near to Carsaig, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Golden-Ringed Dragonfly, Carsaig Bay
Golden-Ringed Dragonfly, Carsaig Bay
This spectacular beast landed on my jeans whilst we were walking along a boggy bit of coast path. My wife took a couple of photos of it and it seemed so docile and unworried I let it crawl onto my finger, where it stayed and I got some better shots. I particularly like his yellow furry jacket and antennae. Looking at his legs and feet you can see how he manages to keep hold of the flies he catches in flight.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 5341 2139 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:19.2319N 5:59.3748W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 5341 2139
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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