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St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« on: May 03, 2011, 08:43:50 AM »
Hi

Had a ride up to Hic Bibi Coppull, and saw lots of St Marks Fly And Red Damsel, C+C Welcome


Red Damsel Fly, Pyrrhosoma-nymphula "Hic Bibi Coppull Chorley Lancashire by Just Daves Photos, on Flickr


St Mark's Fly, Bibio Marci, At Hic Bibi, Coppull Near Chorley Lancashire by Just Daves Photos, on Flickr

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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 10:10:05 AM »
Nice captures. That thing at the bottom . Well done
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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 08:14:12 PM »
Thanks very muchly Beryl :)
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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 08:45:03 PM »
Two cracking shots Dave.  :tup: How many shots did it take to get close to the Damselfly?  ::)

I saw my first Damselfly today but had to stalk it for five minutes to get closish.  :'(

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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 09:50:46 PM »
Two cracking shots Dave.  :tup: How many shots did it take to get close to the Damselfly?  ::)

I saw my first Damselfly today but had to stalk it for five minutes to get closish.  :'(
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Thanks very much, congrats on your first damsel

 it was very windy he was low down I saw him land, think thats why hes hanging on for dear life, I took 7 shots first from a distance say 12" then each one very slowly getting closer and close, until the final shot about 7" away, then my mate had a go at getting shots
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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 10:36:00 PM »
I had problems with the wind Sunday trying to photograph insects, just about to press the shutter and a gust of wind makes it dance before you eyes.  :o

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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011, 09:21:16 AM »
So that's what them little bleeders are called.
St Marks Fly. there was hundreds/thousands of them buzzing around yesterday whilst I was at the river mouth shooting some shipping.
The poor dog was running around in circles snapping at them (without cam).
Is this the season for such a species?
We at first thought there must have been a dead bird or other animal in the bushes which was to blame for the number of flies around
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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2011, 03:57:40 PM »
just about to press the shutter and a gust of wind makes it dance before you eyes.  :o

Maybe they were Dance flies  :2funny:, nothing much you can do when its windy just try to find a sun trap thats not as bad

So that's what them little bleeders are called.
St Marks Fly. there was hundreds/thousands of them buzzing around yesterday whilst I was at the river mouth shooting some shipping.
The poor dog was running around in circles snapping at them (without cam).
Is this the season for such a species?
We at first thought there must have been a dead bird or other animal in the bushes which was to blame for the number of flies around

Sounds like you ran into a hatch, thousands can be born all at the same time, there was a hatch the day I took that shot, the air was full of them
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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2011, 07:46:25 PM »
Nice work  :tup:
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Re: St Marks Fly And Red Damsel Hic Bibi
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 04:37:42 PM »
Cheers Andy  :tup:
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