The unexpected warm weather today brought out the damselflies - it was literally jumping with them down there - they were everywhere...
Surprised just how many were about. Managed to grab a few close-ups...
Stunning photos Dai! What beautiful creatures and really excellent compositions.
Wow, fabulous photos Dai and I absolutely love damselflies.
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Great Images Dai,
There are certainly a lot of damsels about at the moment and Demoiselle's with Beautiful Demoiselle being everywhere, locally, this year, and I saw my first Banded Demoiselle, the other day, on the canal.
The same day I had all four colour forms of the Female Blue Tailed Damselfly in an area a metre or so square.
Am in the middle of processing the images but will try to put a comparative piece together and post it here on the forums
Male Beautiful Demoiselle
Female [Pink Colour form] Blue-tailed Damselfly
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Thanks Nigel. Love the Beautiful Demoiselle pic. I also saw a lot of mating going on. This is an example of a 'tandem' pair which was also a common sight when i visited yesterday
Thanks John and Birdie Wild. They are indeed beautiful creatures and seemingly so delicate and fragile. I watched as they seemed to be flying upwards and snatching flies in mid-flight then landing on reeds to devour their prey. Fascinating stuff.
Great shot Dai, Strange how they make a Heart shape, perhaps thats how our idea of a heart shape came from ;)
Would love to get a tandem flight shot, (not got a decent flight shot of any kind yet though)
Yes, saw them in tandem in flight Nigel but like you I have not managed to get any in-flight damesel or dragonfly shot - quite tricky I think!
Nice photos :)
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Great shots ... weather forecast is a taste of summer next week ... will be heading down to the Wetlands at some point and hope for some butterfly and dragonfly.