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Beautiful Demoiselles Pairing

By jasonrwl
These two are just in the process of pairing. The male has landed on the female and is bringing his abdomen round ready to grab her behind the head with the pincers on the end of his abdomen.

I was lucky enough to witness (and photograph) the whole pairing sequence which was fascinating so I will try to post the sequence when I get them sorted out.

A big thank you to Nigel (Nigeve1) for his UA on yesterday's image which, as always, was very much appreciated.

Thanks for looking

Tags: Damselfly Insect Beautiful demoiselle Wildlife and nature

Voters: Hermanus, phillG, User_Removed and 31 more

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
30 Jul 2013 7:08AM
This is excellent Jason !! I am sure looking forward to the whole sequence !!

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User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 7:19AM
Stunning detail the colours are excellent love to see the others also Jason

Ted447 Plus
5 213 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 8:13AM
Fantastic picture. TedGrinGrin
Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 9:06AM
Superb Jason, look forward to the others also.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 9:43AM
Well captured Jason - and how lucky to be in on the act! Smile Look forward to seeing the rest.
30 Jul 2013 10:47AM
Superb capture, I love the colour!

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 12:02PM
Excellent image Jason - sounds a painful process but I'm curious to see the sequence!
Wonder if they enjoy the mating business? Any David Attenboroughs out there?
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
30 Jul 2013 1:47PM
Great detail and colour in this fine image Jason!! Cracking observation!!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Jul 2013 1:59PM
a lucky opportunity-- envious, Part one is exquisite in color, comp and details!
saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
30 Jul 2013 3:44PM
How lucky you are to have witnessed this, Jason...and had your camera with you too!
Jason's sex masterclass...stay tuned for the next installment.TongueGrin

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 5:31PM
Cracking shot !!.......lovely clarity, with amazing metallic colours !!!!
Beautiful translucent colours captured.. Very well observed & captured
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
30 Jul 2013 8:54PM
Terrific shot, Jason!
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 9:30PM
Very special Jason, lovely capture
30 Jul 2013 9:46PM
Fantastic. So glad to be 30. Cathy

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