As mentioned in yesterdays post, I spent some time looking for Willow Emerald Damselflies and managed to find 7 in a brief search along a sunny sheltered ride. Thankfully, unlike many of the Willow Emerald Damselflies I have encountered this year, they were away from water and I was able to spend some time getting a number of photos of them. I'm sure there were many others high up in the trees but it was nice to be able to photograph them with relatively clean and clear backgrounds. Although you can get quite close to this species, I find them quite tricky at times to photograph as they have a long abdomen and this proves a challenge to get in focus along with the rest of the body. Nonetheless, I persevered and ended up with a number of pleasing images. With a number of species now ended or ending soon, the Willow Emerald Damselfly still has a good time left so I would imagine I will be back out soon looking for them and trying to improve on any photo opportunities that should come my way.
Willow Emerald Damselfly (male)
Willow Emerald Damselfly (female)