First Damselflies of the season

04th May 2011
For me at least! I returned home from holiday to find a damselfly exuvia on one of the reeds in the pond.
I then spotted this little lady perched at the side of the pond:



Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 180mm Macro
1/160s @ f11 ISO 200


She seemed to be settled in for the night so I checked this morning and was able to get a shot I have been always wanting to get of an insect covered in morning dew.


Large Red Damselfly - Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 180mm Macro
1/4s @ f16 ISO 400


Then later in the day some males arrived and the process of creating next year's generation began.


Large Red Damselflies ovipositing
Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 180mm Macro
1/125s @ f11 ISO 200

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