Unfortunately it turns out it's no more than a complex snapshot camera and despite trying out a lot of functions in good light for the most part, only one photograph came out semi-decent, and it's nigh on impossible to get a real close-up in focus.
|Large Red Damsel (male)|
Best shot of the day
Looks like something out of a 1950s B-movie (or should that be Bee-Movie) but despite the distinctive appearance I still have no idea what it is.
The good news on the dragon front though is that there were 5 Southern Hawker exuvia in the far margins, earliest I've noted them here but then again I don't usually look this early.
There were also far more Azure damsels than I've seen here before (50+), and probably more Large Reds as well (c30) with lots of mating and ovipositing going on from both species.
I also got a Brimstone butterfly, a species I don't note much around these parts, a female judging by the pallid look, but unfortunately it was dead on the path by the road, so probably clipped by a car.
So what next? as Plan D doesn't exist it looks like back to Plan B and the Krappy Kodak :-(