Sunday, 28 July 2013

Banded Demoiselle Damselfly

The Banded Demoiselle is quite striking in colour and approximately 45mm in length.
 The male in particular especially when flying, shows off with its fluttering display in front of the female. They can be found near slow flowing streams and rivers from May to August.

As for trying to photograph them, they are very flighty and not easy to approach.

Male

Male

Female

Female

24 comments:

  1. Wat zijn ze mooi hier kom ik ze nog niet tegen ,maar ik blijf zoeken.

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  2. You must have had to be very patient to get such good shots of both the male and female. They certainly are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Karen, a lot of standing around.{:))

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  3. Hi Roy It is intresting to see both male adn female of this damselfly. The second shot i my favorrtie, with thrid shots coming in 2nd place. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I am still finding your comments in the spam section.???

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  4. Four excellent images Roy, I really like the second one, with those big bold eyes! As you say they're not easy to get close to, especially the females, but you managed it and got some super images!...[;o)

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  5. I've seen quite a few of the males recently, but don't they move quickly? Great detail on these photos.

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    1. Thanks Alison, they are quick and don't stay anywhere for very long.

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  6. Hey Roy..Natures colors are are the best!! There colors are great, if they only stayed still long enough to observe there beauty!!
    Are you a patient man,and stay still long enough , or are you running about the the rivers edge??
    Very nice details, love the males eyes!!
    Grace

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    1. Thanks thanks GG. A bit of both really.

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  7. The colors are splendid. We have a similar but that just won't sit still!

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    1. When they emerge originally Steve you can't get near them, but after a few days they will pitch for short time.

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  8. mmmm, wishing they were here; love to see these insects

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    1. You do have some really colourful birds though Carole.

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  9. Fantastic Roy :-) We're getting towards the end of their flight period so enjoy them while you can :-)

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  10. Great shots Roy of this wonderful Damselfly!

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  11. Superb!
    Just the one species of Calos I don't have around here! ;-)
    The male is still a youngster with his brown eyes!!

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  12. Really nice Roy,
    I have this beautiful meadow brook damsels also first seen this year :-)

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