Feel free to click to enlarge and click again to get even closer. July 2019, near local river, South Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman.
Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum), July 2018 Derwentwater, Cumbria, England. © Pete Hillman.
The air above the local river was alive with these Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens as they courted on the banks. I found this happy couple making a love heart. The male is the shiny blue one on the right, the golden-green female on the left. After a few minutes the male flew off leaving the... Continue Reading →
Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer May 2018, the pond, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England. © Pete Hillman
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. May 2018, pond edge, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England. © Pete Hillman Sigma 18-300mm.
Click once to expand view, click again to get that little bit closer Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula, this evening May 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman Sigma 18-300mm.
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. Click once to expand view, click... Continue Reading →
These are the first of the Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula I have seen around my garden pond this season. Double click on images to enlarge. May 2018, rear garden pond Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman