Thursday, 5 May 2011

Banded Demoiselle.

Another sign of Spring is the emergence of the Banded Demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens). The metallic sheen of the blue-green body and the formation of its distinctive blue-black wing band glistened as  this male soaked up the filtered sunshine. Taken during a visit to Stodmarsh, Kent today.  FAB.



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12 comments:

  1. Lovely pic of the Banded Demoiselle Frank, not one Ive managed to see yet, but am ever hopeful. Have a good weekend, Linda

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  2. Thanks Linda. I also saw a Beautiful Demoiselle today so I'm sure it won't be long before you sight one.

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  3. Oh my goodness Frank, what an awesome close up of this beauty!!!


    Wondering...can you still view my blog? Two have said it is either blocked, or they can no longer access it...how frustrating~

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  4. This image is exquisite, Frank! Lovely detail and color.

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  5. Thanks Mary. I have no problems at this end acessing your blog.

    Thanks Julie. It was good to find one sitting still for the lens.

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  6. Gorgeous capture.

    My Critter post, please come and see.

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  7. Great sighting and a beautiful shot. They are quick moving critters, you have a wonderful photo.

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  8. Bugs are so fascinating up close...but a little creepy!

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  9. Thanks Eileen. This one was probably newly emerged so fairly docile.

    Hi Becca. Nothing creepy about this beauty.

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