A visit to Maxey GP produced this stunning female Emperor egg laying and we were fortunate to have a pair of Southern Hawkers in the garden most of the weekend. The female laid on various bits of wood and rock around our pond. Click on the closeup of the male for some detail.
The 'sub-hornet' Median Wasp was one of quite a few insects drinking at the pond.
Emperor Anax imperator, female (digiscoped)
Southern Hawker Aeshna cyanea
Canon Powershot A640