Emergence II

Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula teneral

The teneral damselflies are still coming and appearing around the pond. This one could hardly fly at all.Β  It was clinging to a stem of my Water Mint. I like the way the light catches the wings and brings out the colour spectrum.

Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula teneral

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Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) teneral, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. May 2017.

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37 thoughts on “Emergence II

  1. Lovely shots. I wonder if damselflies hover and fly backwards like dragonflies.
    Best thing you ever did putting in that little pond. So much to see without leaving home. I’ve only ever seen the blue damselfly. I’ve seen lots of dragonflies and damselflies in my wonderful ‘backyard’ of ponds & lakes, but only one landing and staying still enough to photograph.

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    • Thank you, Vicki πŸ™‚ Damselflies tend to be weaker fliers and spend less time in the air than their dragonfly cousins, yet they are fairly aerodynamic in their own way. I have so enjoyed the pond, which has been in a year now, and have counted myself fortunate to be witness to so much wonder and beauty within a short time frame.

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    • Thank you πŸ™‚ They can be quite tricky and can fly off before you have a chance to even focus, but I was lucky with this one as it had not long emerged and it was still getting itself together in its new form.

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