The sun came out and suddenly this orgy of damselflies came upon the pond didn't know where to point my camera next, so sorry for lots of movements, like the music by mozart
Lovely. Look like Azure's to me, could be wrong though.
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In reply to Paul A:
Fantastic video Yas, the music goes well with it.
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In reply to Alan.:
Wonderful video capture Yas, music is beautiful too and fits the clip well.
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In reply to Simon:
Thanks Paul, Alan, Hazel, for your kind comments always lovely to hear, you can't beat hearing what prople say after all the work we all know comes to putting a post on the forum from taking photo's, videos, or writing,downloading it takes love, time, and a lot of hardwork at times, so l really do value your words how ever short or long they maybe, just wanted to tell you and others who have been kind enough to say nice things to me. And yes paul l believe they are Azure. Yas
Yes, Azures (and Large Reds). Brilliant video of all the pairs ovipositing - your pond will soon be full of little damsel nymphs :D
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In reply to aiki:
That first photo is a stunner Yas, looks like you're going to have a great time around your pond
Thanks Aiki and alan my own favourite is the 2nd one notice the heart shape they make together? and just how amazing nature gets them together like that, l use to find it was the male being hard to the female pushing her down until l read he does that because she's too light to keep in place by herself. Yas
I'm not sure about that explanation, because female Blue-tailed Damselflies (which are smaller than Azures) lay their eggs on their own - no male attached - without any difficulty. And some dragonflies, which are much bigger and heavier, lay eggs in tandem (though most don't). I think it is more likely a kind of mate-guarding, to keep other males away. You'll often see single males harassing pairs in tandem. But an attached male can certainly help 'rescue' the female if she gets in too deep or struggles to get free of the surface tension after egg-laying.
Thanks for explaining that Aiki there's always something to learn on this forum, which is great.yas
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