Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Emerald Damselfly

A visit to Sidwood at the weekend failed to produce a male Emerald damselfly, which I would particularly like to see again, but another female was present. It was in the same location as the previous female, amongst the dense vegetation beside a small stream flowing from the former ornamental lake of the old Sidwood estate.

Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa)

It is only when you come to process the picture that the real beauty of this tiny creature is revealed.


holdingmoments said...

Lovely capture Emma.
They really do have a beautiful metallic sheen to them.

Midmarsh John said...

Terrific photo of a beautiful damsel, Emma.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen one of that species Emma. Nice photograph.

ST said...

Hi Emma,
you catch those beasts in a good light.
I find you either come across loads or a dribble of the emeralds.
Hopefully an expanding population.

The Watcher said...

A beautiful blog with excellent photographs and a joy to read.