Priory Picture Post # 2

Striking little fella isn’t he:

Blue Damselfly

 

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5 thoughts on “Priory Picture Post # 2

  1. Hi Janet, there must have been well over a dozen of these damselflys on various plants in one of the borders. I found if I got in close they'd fly off. But another one would come along shortly!

    And OK, OK – you're right about the camera/mower ….

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  2. Greta photograph David, I never seem to be in the right place for long enough to get a picture of these little beauties, though their mating habits always make me laugh. I refuse to believe that your love your mower more than your camera…

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  3. Hi Brandi, thanks. My camera is a Nikon D60 with the standard 18 – 55 mm lens. In addition I recently bought a 55 – 200 mm lens.

    I love my camera. Almost as much as my lawn mower.

    Hi Stacy, well I wonder whether it breaks up the body shape in the same way that a zebra's stripes does. But you'd think all of that would be negated by the iridescence of that blue. Though it is a small insect (about an inch long) you don't half notice them.

    Dave

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  4. You have to wonder what evolutionary niche can only be filled by blue and black stripes in those particular places–well, maybe for a couple of seconds, right before going back to oohing and aahing. Gorgeous shot!

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