And now I have the set – a banded demoiselle!
Today I took my camera on my dog walk, and decided to try to get a banded demoiselle photo by the river. The banded demoiselles seem more skittish than the beautiful demoiselles – every time I raised the camera the one I was looking at would fly off in a flurry of beautiful four-spot winged flight!
And then Lola realised I was after these irritatingly teasing creatures and tried to chase after and get to each one before me, which wasn’t a lot of help…
I spent quite a lot of time there by the river in the nettles, and have the painful weals to prove it. What I really wanted was a photo of the banded demoiselle male on a buttercup with the sun out – a tall order as it seemed determined to hide behind thick grey clouds today.
But at last – I managed it! Hooray!
And with its wings open: