Down By The River

Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens
Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens) male

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July 2019, near local river, South Staffordshire, England. Β© Pete Hillman.

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  1. What a stunner! The wings look like a pleated skirt. Unusual perspective that’s resulted in a stand-out image. The name “demoiselle” perfectly suits this gorgeous creature. Well done on achieving such a fine photo.

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  2. I can see why this is one of your favorites — if not the favorite. The color is beautiful. Apart from its inherent appeal, it also happens to be the color of a glass bead necklace I got at a carnival in grade school — before glass beads were outlawed as being dangerous for children!

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