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:
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Well done – and such patience! Did you then find and use the dock leaves?
No! In fact I was so happy that I had the picture I didn’t notice the stings till that evening, when I wondered what all the huge red marks were on my arm and then remembered!
Thought I’d left a comment! Guess not! Anyway, what I’d said was”Beautiful!”
Thank you, Donna! They certainly make my walks magical at the moment!
Gorgeous, Liz…aren’t God’s creatures amazing? Such beauty and variety!!
They are fabulous – quite the prettiest ones I’ve ever seen!