Banded Demoiselle

Calopteryx splendens – I always enjoy seeing these down by the river in summer. This is the rather handsome male. Feel free to click to enlarge and click again to get even closer.

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 16th July 2019
Place: Local river, Staffordshire

26 thoughts on “Banded Demoiselle

    1. Thank you very much Ellen πŸ™‚ You have to be so patient with these as they don’t like you getting too close, and you can be forever chasing them along the river or around the fields πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much, Steve πŸ™‚ I got lucky with this one, and being patient paid off. After chasing them around a bit sometimes they get bored and tired of the game and they just stay put.

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    1. Thank you, Jill πŸ™‚ Hoping to see more as the year progresses … if we can go outside, that is. I hope you are keeping well and staying safe there.

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      1. I have been outside but only my garden. Surely no law against gardening. The only wildlife I noticed was a gigantic bumblebee but all the birds are twittering and sun”s shining.

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