No damsels at all at TW pond, and FP produced just more of the same. It was dull while I was in the hide and nothing showed at all, but the field opposite again produced many Azure damsels in various stages of maturity and a few conundrums as well. Here's the best of the photos:
|Nice mature male azure|
|Another photo I was pleased with for a change|
|A female azure which caused a conundrum as the black markings say|
it should be a green form but it's blue?
|But then there were so many of these green/blue females about|
that I reckon they start off as blue before maturing as green?
|To prove the point here's a blue mixed with green|
|And another. I think I learned |
something today :)
|Another queer 'un. This time a male showing a |
variation in markings with 4 small bands of black
instead of the usual 3 then half section black.
|And finally another cracking immature male.|
But then this colourful little damsel flew into view, a rufescens form of blue-tailed female. Very smart indeed :
Then I photographed this big beast as it alighted on my trouser leg. Had I realised it was so ugly without the aid of macro I don't think I would have stopped to photograph it.
|A big horrible beast - answers on a postcard to . . . .|
Interesting little session anyway, despite the lack of sunshine.