Wednesday 9 August 2017

A Darter in the Garden

There always seems to be something around whenever I go out into my dinky little unkempt nature garden at home; hoverflies on the dandelions, bees on the buddleia. BUt the other day, I walked out and just as I got to the gate, a glitter in the breeze slowed down, circled, and alighted on the top rail of my iron fence.

It was a female common darter, perfectly happy to pose for a photography with her enormous eyes, those dark brown globes. You wonder what she is thinking of as she sits so still, does she wonder who this giant creature is that waves a strange black object before her?

She didn't stay long. Not liking what she sees, I've no doubt.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 09.08.17


  1. Cracking photo! Such a lovely insect.

  2. Thank you! Common darters about the easiest dragon to snap, but still tricky!

  3. Beautiful image Simon. Well done.
    I love the composition of the photograph...........

  4. Beautiful image you've captured there. 'A glitter in the breeze'....what a wonderful description.
    Leanne xx

  5. Super photo Simon :) I don't seem to have seen many dragonflies round here this year.

  6. Thank you all for your very kind comments on my piece of utter luck

  7. Could it be because it is 'dinky and unkempt' that it attracts such an interesting lot of wildlife Si. I do think we are often just too tidy with our gardens.

  8. How lovely, so pleased you managed to get a photo..
    Amanda xx