It was pleasing to look at the forecast Friday night to see that lots of sunshine was planned for Saturday and this proved to be the case when I left home at 10am to visit a site near Reculver. I spent about 4 hours on site where I spent a good while watching Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters which were still in very good numbers and this provided most of the action with the camera again. I found quite a few mating pairs of Migrant Hawkers where I took a good few shots which I shall post later in the week. Its always a challenge to try to get better than you have taken before and I often find myself now pre planning shots if I can to capture the best angles and backgrounds. As I walked around there were a handful of Common Blue Damselfly still on the wing and it was a nice challenge to try to capture some at rest and get some detailed shots of these small damselflies. With a bit of patience, I was able to get into a few low down positions and obtain some pleasant shots of this wary species. With a bit of warm and mild weather possible to come, I hope that a few species will still be on the wing for a while yet and still provide me with enjoyable learning experiences. With plenty of photos still to look through from the weekend, I shall post some of my better attempts throughout the week and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank those that look through my blog and take the time to comment and email me about the photos I have taken. I very much appreciate your support which drives me on towards photographic excellence of these fascinating insects.
Common Blue Damselfly (male)