|Teneral Southern Hawker|
The pale green/yellow spotting had me fooled
into thinking it was a female
|But from this angle I should have checked the |
narrow waisted abdomen to confirm a male.
|Southern hawker female ovipositing on the boardwalk|
|I was really pleased with the sharpness of this picture I took|
from much closer in
|And a cracking macro shot of those complex eyes|
|A case of mistaken identity?|
Should have gone to Specsavers, mate!
|Southern hawker (male)|
Very pleased with the quality of this shot as he continued to probe
with his claspers, but obviously he would prefer a female with
something to grab hold of.
. . . and his loss was my gain as at long last I had got a couple of nice quality photographs of a mature male southern hawker. I’m more than happy with those last two shots, a best ever result, mission accomplished.