Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans

Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans female typica form

This is the mature female typica form, which has the same colours as the male. I don’t think my eyes will ever tire of seeing such a beautiful, rich and vibrant combination of blues.

Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans female typica form

May 2018, pond edge, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England. Β© Pete Hillman Sigma 18-300mm.

16 thoughts on “Blue-tailed Damselfly Ischnura elegans

  1. You know what we call it here!πŸ˜‹ We call it the needle fly, as its nick name. 😊 Because of the needle structured tail. And a very humble and smooth moving fly. You captured it amazingly! 😍

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  2. No, itΒ΄s hard to ever get tired of seeing these fantastic beauties, although I’m not lucky enough to see them so often. Amazing images Pete!

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  3. What a gorgeous Damselfly – almost metallic in colour.

    I just see the common old blue ones around here. Your new lens is doing very well indeed, Pete. I assume you’re happy with the telephoto focal range? πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Vicki πŸ™‚ I would of liked more reach, but I would have to go for more of a dedicated lens for that. This is a great universal lens for when I go on my holidays. Helps keep the load light and easy. I am happy with it as an all rounder, but it won’t replace my dedicated macro for close up photography πŸ™‚


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