Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo

Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo male

If I really had to pick one, this would be my very favourite damselfly. I believe this is a very fine and handsome male. I felt privileged to capture his picture, for they never usually allow you to get too close to them, or stay still for so long.

Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo male

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Playing with my new lens … May 2018, woodland path, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman

16 thoughts on “Beautiful Demoiselle Calopteryx virgo

    • Thank you, Eliza 🙂 It certainly is a looker, and one I always delight in seeing, but rarely do. This was one of those lucky moments of being in the right place at the right time 🙂

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    • Thank you, Vicki 🙂 I was really lucky with this one for it kept still, eventually, for I think they do get used to your presence, but not always and they will fly too far away for you to track them. But this one only few a short distance before settling down for me 🙂


    • He flew off after taking a few shots and I thought I had lost him for good, but he settled down again nearby and allowed me this shot before flying off altogether. Thank you, David 🙂


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