My best shot was practically the first one I took. I'd taken up the same position next to the perches as I had done on my recent evening visits, forgetting the sun was in a different position that time of day so had the sun to the front right rather than behind me. A bit dozy, and the camera was set to night portraits for some reason too but the photo turned out not three bad at all :
|Despite the technical errors I thought this shot showed just enough detail and emphasised the brightness|
of the day, a nice arty shot showing the four-spot in his environment.
|Once again a few Common Blue damsels|
showed, but still no females.
|Not a great shot but nice to get a comparison with a Common Blue and Azure.|
Very similar beasts but the tail-light on the common blue (above) always seems
a couple of shades lighter.
|One of just two males on show, both very wary of me today|
so visits to the perching sticks were few and far between.
|I ended up shooting from a fair distance at max zoom but at least the light was good.|
|And at least they put on a bit of a show for a change, though no females seen today.|
|The Forbidden Puddle - a tiny pool front left is the only patch of water remaining|
Something else to keep an eye on :-O