Photographer's Note

Ever wondered where all the dragonflies vanish to on a cool overcast days, well here`s the answer.
Taken last monday, here in the UK it was day of lots of cloud and the very odd spot of sun showing through the gaps in them. Looking at a pond I`ve not been to before though I have posted another picture from there Teneral Darter .As I climbed over a gate I disturbed her at rest on the Hawthorn hedge (Crataegus monogynae) the tree most used round here for field stock hedges.She zoomed around looking like a very large hornet and vanished back into the hedge. trying to keep an eye on where she disapeared into the hedge could not see anything where I normally expect to on the surface trying to get warm. But no sign of her, further investigation found her up under several layers of branches where it was quiet and dark.The biggest problem was getting the lens inbetwwen the branches without disturbing her, Hidding this way means that she doesnt need to expend energy avoiding preditors like birds when there is not much fuel /other insects on the wing.
there are a few highlight I am afraid, because the few gaps in the leaves show up in the gloom she is sat in.
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