Friday, 6 May 2011

Large Red Damselfly

Male Large Red Damselfly
(Canon EOS 60D, Tamron SP 90mm Macro, 1/400s @ f/8.0)

At last! After spending the past 4 weeks recording other people's observations I have seen my first Damselflies of 2011. I paid a visit to Consall Nature Park, near Cheadle, on this warm sunny afternoon. I saw 2 species - Blue-tailed Damselflies and the pictured Large Red Damselflies. The Large Red Damselfly is one of the first species to emerge in Britain. I saw the male (pictured above) and some egg-laying activity with the male holding the female (below). If you would like to know more about these fascinating insects please visit the British Dragonfly Society website.
Egg-laying pair
(Canon EOS 60D, 55-250mm IS @ 250mm, 1/500s @ f/5.6)


  1. A lovely sight.........i'm hoping for some this seems warm enough.