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Banded Demoiselle

By Norfolkboy  
Good morning,
Got this shot while visiting a friend yesterday afternoon. I always take my camera with me just in case something
crops up. As we were down by the river dragonflies etc are always likely, as was the case.
What was a first was catching one of these with prey. In fact it was a complete accident, I was shooting this particular individual when it darted off for a second and came back with this Mayfly and promptly ate it in front of the lens.
I would like to say thank you to all of you who voted and commented on my previous upload, it's the first time one of my efforts has exceeded 50. And thanks to pluckyfilly for her personal award.
Thanks for looking

Tags: Norfolk Close-up and macro Banded demoiselle Calopteryx splendens British damselflies

Voters: mickyr, tonyng, Neil-Ludford and 39 more

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6 3 8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 7:49AM
Excellent capture and detail. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:03AM
This is neat. Like it.Smile
Very nicely captured. Testament to why you should always take your camera with you.
Graham_P 11 1 19 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:08AM
A moment well captured.
29 Jul 2012 8:08AM
Great capture .
Regards Derek.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jul 2012 8:13AM
Fantastic timing. Even the prey is perfect.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 8:14AM
A brilliant image that adds evidence to my theory that really good photographs are the result of 10% skill and 90% luck.
Tibetan 5 3 England
29 Jul 2012 9:42AM
Right place! right time! but most of all you had a camera! just think if you had not lol. I always slip a small camera in my pocket, nice one like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 10:21AM
Cracking image full of detail.
29 Jul 2012 12:12PM
I take this pretty predator to my favorite!SmileSmileSmile
Regards, Valery
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 1:57PM
well captured a great shot
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 3:57PM
Oh Yummie!
great timed shot and so well captured too
great captur like it well done GrinGrinGrinGrin
29 Jul 2012 5:54PM
What a lucky capture. Well done!

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
29 Jul 2012 6:41PM
Nature in the raw, a great shot. - gary
Mike_S 7 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2012 9:44PM
Incredible capture Colin.

OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2012 10:35PM
Great find mate and very nicely captured too.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
30 Jul 2012 10:51PM
Fantastic capture never seen the like.

PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 7:45AM
Such a sharp image. Congrats. paul
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
1 Aug 2012 6:29PM
A terrific natural history image, that looks like a filling meal for this male banded demoiselle
11 Aug 2012 12:00PM
Nice one great shot especially dining on its prey
mikepearce 9 3 1 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2012 5:14PM
Great Capture!
ManCorMac 5 1 England
12 Aug 2012 11:28AM
LVanDhal 5 126 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 10:36PM
Your dragon shots are fantastic, but this is a seriously impressive one!
Not seen a capture with prey before ! and you've caught it just perfectly in my book.

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