Thursday, 15 August 2013

Banded Demoiselle.


As promised here are some shots of a few of the hundred or so male Banded Demoiselles (Calopteryx splendens) that I saw during a wander along the Wey Navigation towpath last month. [The first image was taken using my Cannon Powershot and the remainder with the 450D and 70-300mm lens ... all handheld].






The weather forecast suggests lots of rain tomorrow so I may have to stay in and sort through all of the recent images for future posts.  FAB.

21 comments:

  1. Cracking shots of a beautiful insect Frank, they have to be one of the most photogenic.
    Great Stuff.

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  2. BEAUTIFUL shots of gorgeous creatures!

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  3. Wow, som beautyl they are.
    Stunningly beautiful.
    Karin

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  4. A great set of images Frank. Yes you have to stay home sometimes as the photos soon mount up if you don't sort them out. The joys of digital photography.

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  5. HI Frank I have never seen this dragonfly and these photographs of your are fantastic. Wonderful close up work. Can you explain something to me, The last shot looks blue while the other are blue/green. Is it the same insect? Is it just different light on it?

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    1. Margaret. It is the same species .. just the effect of bright sunlight and the background of the water.

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  6. I was going to post my pics. of some bandies but yours are better than mine. Well done Frank.

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    1. Cheers Mike, but don't let my lucky efforts put you off!

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  7. how beautiful Frank and that second-last shot is FABULOUS

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  8. Oh gosh Frank, some of the best damsel/dragonfliy photos I have seen!

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  9. Exquisite photos Frank! Such clarity and great colors and background.

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  10. Hi Frank,
    Wow i love them all but I really loved the last one more.... Looks like it's ready to fly high in the sky...

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  11. Frank the colors of these images is gorgeous and I love these beauties. I get so impatient trying to get decent images of dragonflies and damsels. Carol

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    1. Thank you Carol. These dainty male Demoiselles were so flighty and often moving just as I focused in so patience was definitely the order of the day.

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  12. You've done an excellent job of photographing these beautiful creatures Frank. A cracking set of images.
    I hope you had fun with the photo sorting?...[;o)

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    1. Cheers Trevor. Still working on what to keep .. decisions, decisions .. lol.

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  13. Beautiful!
    Greetings from, RW & SK

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