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As a follow up to my previous post of a Female Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens

Here is its mate the Male Banded Demoiselle Calopteryx splendens


Habitat
The Banded Demoiselle is found on rivers, streams and canals with moderate to slow water flow over beds of silt or mud and with plenty of waterside vegetation.

Seasonality / Flight Period
Adults generally fly from mid-May to September.

Life Cycle
Mating lasts 1-2 minutes, after which the male will guard his female while she lays eggs into the leaves or stems of aquatic plants.

The eggs take about two weeks to develop and the hatching larvae will live underwater amongst roots or aquatic vegetation, usually for two years. The transformation process from larva to adult is called 'emergence' and the Banded Demoiselle larvae will crawl out of the water to emerge on shrubs and trees.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G6
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6 + 16mm ext tube
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Jul 2014 - 10:53 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Male Banded
Username:Terry L Terry L
Uploaded:5 Jul 2014 - 7:46 PM
Tags:Banded, Damoiselle, Damselfly, Kent, Sevenoaks, Wildlife / nature
Votes:40

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bobpaige1
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5 Jul 2014 - 8:54 PM

Superb image, lovely colour and detail.

Bob.

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SteveMackay
5 Jul 2014 - 9:34 PM

Brilliant photo, Terry!. Wonderful details, colours, comp, pose and my fav type of background (nicely lit and totally diffused and undistracting, but with some different coloured greens and slightly darker tones).....fantastic!Smile

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Daisymaye
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6 Jul 2014 - 3:53 AM

A super image. Beautiful colour and great detail.

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JohnoP
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6 Jul 2014 - 1:23 PM

Beautiful detail Terry! Smile John

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6 Jul 2014 - 5:39 PM

Superb capture Terry - gorgeous colour.
Brian.

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6 Jul 2014 - 5:44 PM

A fine image to go with your previous upload Terry - good to see they are still to be found at the reserve…

Mike

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clive burrow
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9 Jul 2014 - 1:33 AM

Great work Terry

Clive

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13 Jul 2014 - 9:18 AM

Brilliant colours Terry, lovely detail in the Wings too.

John Smile

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jovanovic
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16 Aug 2014 - 10:53 PM

I like this picture!
Colors, composition, diagonal, DOF ...
Brilliant!
Thank you for your GEA, Terry! Grin Highly appreciate!
I wish you all the best.
Z

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DerekL
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17 Aug 2014 - 9:37 PM

Superb image, with lovely colours and detail Terry.

Derek

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22 Aug 2014 - 11:33 PM

A real corker Terry, such fabulous detail and colours captured

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