Monday, 24 June 2013

Large Red Damselfly


The damp and dismal June hasn't been terribly good for early damselflies and dragonflies, but I did spot this impressive Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula), which traditionally is one of the earliest to show. This fellow's colours are fabulous, especially the bronze on the back of its abdomen.  The eyes, too, are quite something.


Canon 1Ds MkIII, Canon 100mm prime USM L macro lens, 1/500th sec, f/7.1, ISO 400

Canon 1Ds MkIII, Canon 100mm prime USM L macro lens, 1/500th sec, f/7.1, ISO 400

4 comments:

  1. The only thing I have seen here is the female Azure - just the one. Your images are very good.

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  2. Thanks Toffeeapple. Let's hope the sun comes out soon – Tim

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