Sunday, 15 June 2014

A Few Damsels

There are quite a number of Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) flying now. 
After period of wet weather I have observed them along the river bank on one of my walks. 

This female below was moving along the bank and pitching on tall grass seed.



Only one chance to get this male before he moved off again.


A pair of Azure Blue (Coenagrion puella).


A male Azure Blue below.




Another female Banded Demoiselle


The Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula)




26 comments:

  1. Splendid photographs, Roy. They're not the easiest of things to photograph, are they?

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    1. Thanks John, they don't cooperate that well.{:))

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  2. Beautiful photos.. the colours on the damsels are stunning :o)

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  3. That is quite a series. You do these very well.

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  4. Roy, your photos are just stunning.

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  5. A cracking set of images Roy, they're such delicate and beautiful creatures...[;o)

    Sorry to correct you Roy but your Common Blues are Azure Damselflies. The characteristic telltales of the male are the black 'U' shape (the beer glass) on segment two of the abdomen and the little black 'bow tie' shape on the rear part of segment ten.'

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    1. Thanks Trevor, you advice and guidance is always welcomed.

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  6. Superb photos Roy! Particularly like the last one. Seen a few about now myself, especially Banded Demoiselles.
    J
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  7. Beautiful photos, Roy. My fav is the first one; it is a work of art with the lovely composition and colors. A study in greens.

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  8. Lovely pictures, I can't wait to dig a pond and hopefully coax some into the garden.

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  9. Roy, you always get such amazing detail!

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  10. Hey Roy.... I remember writing a comment, but wonder if I published it : }}
    I did write one because I was very taken by the first photo, it is a beauty!! Love the soft shades of greens and the perfect catch of the pitched Damsel!!
    There all lovely though!!

    Grace

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  11. Beautiful photos!
    The composition and colors are amazing!
    All the best.
    Ana

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  12. Great to see. Meadow brook damselfly But your other damsels in both mating and solo are really super!

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