With a couple of Large Red Damselflies having emerged this week, they have been maturing up in the Grape Hyacinths that are around the pond. This is one of my early favourite times of the year when they perch up against the beautiful blue colours of the plant which in turn, can provide some fantastic photo opportunities. With most of the country still on lockdown, I have been spending most days when the weather allows out in the garden and this has given me plenty of time to take a fair few photos (enough for a few blog posts) of the Large Red Damselflies as they rest up. Thankfully, the weather has been very kind this week and I have been able to enjoy capturing and studying these superb little damselflies during the early morning sunshine. Armed with a bean bag to rest the camera on and a few cups of tea, it has been quite lovely enjoying the weather and photographing them as they often sit for ages soaking up the sun. The result I hope is a number of photos showing them off well against the blues and greens of the plant and vegetation. With the temperatures warming up this weekend, I expect there to be a few more emerging. They are all in the shallows ready to emerge any day now. My next post will be a few more shots photographed around the Grape Hyacinths. They are not around for long so I am making the most of the situation and time that I can spend with them.
Large Red Damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) - male