A photo diary from the Languedoc region of France, particularly around the vicinity of Lamalou-les-Bains, my previous home town in France. Please see my new blog "Moorlands and Peak".
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Blue-eyed Hooktail Dragonfly
Blue-eyed Hooktail Onychogomphus uncatus
This is quite a common dragonfly in this region during the summer. The photo was taken on the Verdus stream in St-Guilhem-le-Désert. The dragonfly has adopted the "obelisk" position, aligning its body towards the sun to decrease the amount of heat absorbed and prevent it getting too hot. (Canon EOS450D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 70mm, 1/640s @ f/8)