Saturday, 22 June 2013

Dragons and Damsels

These are the first I have seen this year. 

Four-spotted Chaser




Large Red Damselfly


Banded Demoiselles are not easy to get close to and I will need to improve these shots I have taken so far.

Banded Demoiselle (Males)




Banded Demoiselle (Female)


'Scheduled Post'


26 comments:

  1. HI Roy Improve those shots, you say!! I think they are wonderful. If only I could get anywhere near one and then for it ti sit still for me, that would be a miracle. Don't down yourself so much. Margaret

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  2. Oh, Roy, these pictures make my heart sing!! Just beautiful! I had a Four-spotted Skimmer on my property just the other mornng. Sadly, he didn't pose so nicely for me and my pictures aren't sharable!! I was pretty excited, none-the-less!

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  3. wow - just love those demoiselle - is French surely? The metallic blue/green is soooo beautiful. Lovely snaps from you Roy; what a great time you have finding beautiful insects

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    1. Thanks Carole, yes probably French.

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  4. I don't think I would complain too much bearing in mind how flighty the Demoiselles can be. Excellent shots Roy.

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  5. Hi Roy,

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Dragonflies are something that I haven't yet had a chance to capture. Thank you so much for sharing you great talent!

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    1. Thanks Linda, you are far too kind.

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  6. Hey Roy...Improve "What" they are stunning!!
    The Red on the buttercup is very showy, but the Banded with those outstanding shades of blue and green is a beauty!!
    Grace

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  7. Love the shots of the dragon Roy.
    That was the first one I saw this year too.

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  8. bsolutely stunning!!

    isnt Nature a marvel??

    Leanne x

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    1. Thanks Leanne, yes it certainly is a marvel.

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  9. Very nice blog Roy, I ehb the four spot now on my blog :-) The Meadow Brook damsels I put down somewhere next week. Very nice with you and nice detail and color.

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    1. Thanks Helma, I will look out for it.

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  10. Stunning images Roy and a great variety of Dragons & Damsels :-) For one reason or another I haven't been able to get out and chase these summer beauties yet but I'm glad to see that you have had better luck :-) Those Demoiselles are real beauties aren't they !

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    1. Thanks David, yes they are amazing little creatures.

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  11. nice pictures Roy. I have seen very few dragons this year!

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  12. Gorgeous photos of these dragons, I love them!
    Perfectly Idied too! ;-)
    Congratulations Roy!

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