A male damselfly holds onto the female after mating to prevent other males from inseminating her. Taken in my garden this week.
Dimply damsel, sweetly smiling,
All caressing, none beguiling,
Bud of beauty, fairly blowing,
Every charm to nature owing.
Ambrose Philips, ‘To Miss Margaret Pultenay’ (1727)
I love this. The detail in the wings even stands out. This is great!
Thanks. We have seen a few of these in our garden this year. Someone nearby must have installed a pond.
Gorgeousness Rachael.. I love the colour. Did you turn the photo 90 degrees or was this the way you took it?
They always hang like this. It is as taken.
This is incredible!!! Lovely photo!
Thank you. I am so glad you like it.
Beautiful detail! The wings resemble black lace…
Thanks, Tricia. I am pleased to have found a few of these in our garden this year.
Wow. You’re a very talented photographer. Going to follow your blog and hopefully learn by osmosis.
Thank you. What a lovely thing to say. 🙂
Yes, great colours here. I suspect your insect pets (sic) are starting to tolerate you.
Yes, I do start to imagine that they are giving me withering looks 😉
Ooh lucky you, what a great find in your garden! Wonderful colours.
I think someone nearby must have installed a pond as I have never seen damselflies in my garden before.