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Drab Lady

By TerryMcK  
A recent and rare day of good weather resulted in numerous Damselflies on the move. I photographed this female Common Blue as it rested for a few seconds in between frequent sorties chasing prey through the lush reed beds at my local nature reserve.

EDIT: I originally claimed this Damselfly to be an Emerald, but after a correction (see below) by Brian (bricurtis) I've given it the correct description: a drab form of female Common Blue.

Thank you for your response my previous Damselfly feature of June 3rd. Although I've had very little time to spend on EPZ, I do appreciate your continued interest in whatever I upload.

Tags: Wildlife Damselfly Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature Tmck

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:06PM
fantastic detail terry wonderful colour and light belting comp a cracker nice one Wink

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PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 9:21PM
Outstanding detail. Excellent macro. paul
Norfolkboy 12 1 4 England
11 Jun 2012 10:09PM
Super shot Terry.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 10:39PM
Lovely detailed and crisp macro shot Terry
9 10 10 England
11 Jun 2012 10:42PM
Excellent detail.
SuperRoo 11 63 2 Australia
11 Jun 2012 11:00PM
Stunning capture... doesn't get any better than this.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
11 Jun 2012 11:24PM
Wonderful macro shot,well done,
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
12 Jun 2012 6:00AM
Stunning detail, Terry. Carol
12 Jun 2012 7:45AM
Superb detailed shot Terry

bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
12 Jun 2012 9:31AM
Think its a drab form of a Common Blue (female) by the markings Terry.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
12 Jun 2012 3:54PM
Super shot.
Such great detail.

TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 5:58PM

Quote:Think its a drab form of a Common Blue (female) by the markings Terry.

Thanks for the ID correction, Brian - much appreciated.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 6:14PM
Nailed a belter here Terry

Thanks for the chat

12 Jun 2012 6:39PM
Excellent macro Terry.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
13 Jun 2012 9:50PM
Marvellous detail and clarity in this close up Terry. Those blue damselflies are very difficult to tell apart just like some of the small blue butterflies

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