Dazzling Damsels and Dragons 2019

  • Nice spot - I've not seen one

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    Nige   Flickr

  • I think this is a Small Red-eyed Damselfly. Not the best of shots as I was looking down on it from several feet above. The other option is a Red-eyed Damselfly but the markings on S9 and what appear to be complete anti-humeral (shoulder) stripes made me think otherwise. It was on floating vegetation (which fits) and according to the texts has seen a rapid expansion in England. 

    Is anyone prepared to express an opinion as I'm not totally confident.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    I agree Small Redeye Damselfly, the blue on the sides of S8, & you can just see the black on the top of S10, (I think we've got the same book so it helps). Lovely shot against a difficult background.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Thanks Hazel, much appreciated. These tiny damsels can be a bit tricky especially if you don't have a very good view. Funny thing is I was on my way home and just had a peek though a blind overlooking pools and the red eyes caught my eye. I've only see one once before and that was in France!!!

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    Regards,Tony

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  • A first for me.  :-)

    Four-spotted Chaser.

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  • Cracking photo Paul.

    Lot to learn

  • Common Darter..on a breezy morning.

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  • Nice shots Alan, not seen many of the big guys in my local area.

    cheers  Terry

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  • Not seen a single Darter yet, just Chasers and Skimmers

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    Nige   Flickr

  • A couple of the Banded Demoiselles I chased this morning, the female was not as keen to be photographed.

    Tool lots of shots, but most were slightly out of focus, may have a focusing problem

    Didn't see any other Damsels or Dragons, but there again, Demioselles prefer running water.

    cheers  Terry

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