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Immature Blue Tailed Damselfly and Prey

By abtuie
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this young damselfly taking the fly - it's a huge meal for him. I have a further image of him eating his "snack", but I don't now how to post as a version - I will post it later this week.

It reminds me of an expression that my mother used to use when I was a child -"your eyes are bigger than your belly". In this case I think that this applies.

Thanks for all your c&cs on the blue tits, and for taking the time to look.


Tags: Close up Dragonflies Close-up and macro Damselflies Blue tailed damselflies Wildlife and nature

Voters: ColouredImages, KBan, IFIMAGE and 42 more

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IFIMAGE 10 143 Wales
18 Jun 2008 10:44PM
Cracking Shot!

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goso 11 2 1 Australia
18 Jun 2008 10:46PM
This is a great capture - nice detail - well done..Bill
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2008 10:48PM
Come to think of it...where IS the belly!!!

Outstanding shot.

MandsH 11 England
19 Jun 2008 12:03AM
Well captured shot
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
19 Jun 2008 12:12AM
What a fantastic capture.
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 12:37AM
LOL. I saw exactly the same myself the other day! A lovely bit of detail you have there, well done!

Btw to put up a second/third etc version, click on the picture in question in your p/f. Underneath, the image bottom right, you will see 'upload new version', and go from there. Hope that helps.

19 Jun 2008 12:44AM
What a fantastic image, great detail and colour, love it. Tracey
KangaGal 9 66 Australia
19 Jun 2008 1:04AM
Exquisite subject & photo. I love how the damsel fly's tail follows that part of the plant
ChazB 12 64 3 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 1:16AM
Superb capture!
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
19 Jun 2008 8:46AM
good timing & impressively detailed capture !
19 Jun 2008 10:15AM
Fantastic! JNC
RubberBullets 16 1 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 2:25PM
Amazing shot.

19 Jun 2008 7:18PM
Super shot great detail.
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 8:36PM
Outstanding details and colours.
19 Jun 2008 9:05PM
Beautifully detailed capture, great light.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2007 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 11:12PM
Love the colours and detail, great to get the damselfly with its dinner.
MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
20 Jun 2008 10:26PM

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
21 Jun 2008 11:30AM
This is a cracker Albert, you must be proud of this one.
buxton 10 England
21 Jun 2008 12:31PM
Terrific capture.
franfoto 10 2 32 England
25 Jun 2008 5:48PM
Great shot Albert and different too. Well done.

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