Monday, 29 July 2013

Beautiful Demoiselle



The Male Beautiful Demoiselle   Camopteryx virgo 
 
Both male and female visited my garden last week. Today I would like to show you the beautiful male Camopteryx virgo.

48 comments:

Nancy said...

Their wings are just gorgeous and I love the way their shadow comes through the leaf....Great shots again...

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

This is such a stunning critter with indigo, electric blue wings. Lucky you to have snapped these shots!

Frank said...

Gorgeous images of C. virgo.

While walking the towpath last Friday I saw masses of male C. splendens ... I'll post some pics later this week.

Maria said...

I like the diagonal leaf with the shadow. I think the Demoiselle's wings are beautifully textured with a real nice blue. Good find!

marijke said...

Wow Breathtaking photo's Sonjia a color as a safier beautiful. And yes it is a very huge Veronica the butterfly's and bumble bee's love to visit this plant.
Have a wonderful day

Adam said...

great capture

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that shadow shot is fabulous!!! wonderful!!

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
The electic blue wings are stunning
seen first hand in the sunshine.I was thrilled to see this dragonfly and I'm so pleased you like the shadow on the leaf Nancy, so do I:) Thank you:)

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto ElsiXie
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this beautiful vision. It just appeared before me and settled on a nearby leaf.What a breathtaking moment it was!

Breathtaking said...

Frank
The visual experience of seeing these beauties first hand is just breathtaking, especially when one sees many in the same place. I will be over to see your post with pleasure.

Chris Rohrer said...

Now that's one gorgeous insect:) Reminds me of an old 50's gown in one of those movies:)

Breathtaking said...

Maria
The dragonfly really found me rather than the other way around. It was an unexspected and wonderful encounter.

Breathtaking said...

Marijke
Thank you Marijke:)Yes, your description fits so well as I think of these wonderful creatures as jewels. Thank you for letting me know the name of your shrub:)
Have a good day also:)

Breathtaking said...

Adam
Thank you Adam!
Have a great day!

Breathtaking said...

TeXWisGirl
Thank you Theresa:)So pleased you think so, I was thrilled to get it.

Breathtaking said...

Chris Rohrer
The comparason to a 50s gown is inspirational.I know exactly what you mean Chris:) It's satin like
sheen glamour is so special.

Giga said...

Ważka jest śliczna i ma cudne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
Dragonfly is beautiful and has a wonderful picture. Yours.

Linda said...

What gorgeous color! Thanks for sharing these.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Lucky you to have them in your garden. Wonderful pictures, Sonjia. I have never seen them myself, although they live in the Netherlands too. Greetings, Joke

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thank you Giga:)He is very beautiful.

Breathtaking said...

Linda
It's my pleasure Linda! See you soon:)

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)
Thank you Joke:) Water is the reason they find their way here. They are drawn to our pond, and even the swimming pool attract many dragonflies to the garden.
Have a lovely day:)

Rita Vaselli said...

These photos are beautiful, green and blue, the light and the shadow, the light and dark ... all these contrasts are music to my eyes!

Breathtaking said...

Rita Viselli
Thank you Rita:) You use many of these wonderful colours and contrasts in your own work.

I Have been thinking of sending you an email showing you some of my pastel work, if you would like to see it!

S. Etole said...

What incredible color. And I like how the shadow shows through the leaf.

jesters view said...

hallo breathtaking, wie immer wunderschöne bilder!! besonders die bilder von der libelle!! liebe grüße jester

Breathtaking said...

S.Etole
Yes, the colour is almost intoxicating,a very lucky encunter.

Breathtaking said...

jesters view
I am delighted that you like it.
Thank you:)
Have a good day:)

Smareis said...

Maravilhoso!
Muito belo esse macho, essa cor azul é incrível. Uma beleza que só a natureza sabe traduzir.A foto ficou excelente com essa sombra transparente na folha, muito linda e bem focada. Gostei muitíssimo. A natureza me fascina.

Deixo um grande beijo e desejo de uma ótima semana!

Breathtaking said...

Smareis
Obrigado Smareis:)Estou de acordo!
Na natureza encontramos coisas tao lindas.
Um beijo, e uma boa semana também.

Une Angevine said...

superbe avec son ombre à la feuille

Bob Bushell said...

The Beautiful Demoiselle is so alive, brilliant Breathtaking.

Breathtaking said...

Une Angevine
Thank you blue lady with the gorgeous hat:=)

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob:)Yes indeed,alive and vibrant, feel so lucky to have seen it.

Noushka said...

Magnificent lame indeed!
Lovely pictures taken from beneath and with its shadow seen through the leave!
Gorgeous!
Cheerio, keep well Eileen!

Breathtaking said...

Noushka
It's nice to know your name Eileen:) Thank you so much, you're very kind.
Enjoy your evening!

ioan moldovan said...

What is interesting eyes! The shadow of the leaf is very expressive!
Best regards!

Stephanie said...

I have never seen this insect before! The metalic blue is beautiful! love it. Thanks to you for great photos as well :-D

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan

Hello Ioan
The eyes are huge, and he seemed to be looking at me with as great an interest as I was looking at him.I also like the shadow:)

Have a good day, and a great weekend:)

Breathtaking said...

Stephanie
So pleased you like it Stephanie, and thank you for your lovely comment.

Have a nice weekend:)

Erik Koffmar said...

Lovely pictures of these damselflies! They are truly beautiful.

/Erik

Breathtaking said...

Erik Koffmar
Hello Erik, so kind of you to drop by and leave a lovely comment:)
Sonjia.

Carol said...

Stunning colors Sonjia! I especially love the one with the full shadow. Amazing shot! What a jewel of a creature.

Une Angevine said...

j'aime bien les ailes

Our photos said...

Wow!Beautiful photos!

Stephanie said...

Your are welcome :-) You have a great day! Stephanie

Mary Brown said...

I've seen good photos here but these outweigh all. The shadow of the leaves is excellent. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
:)Thank you,I'm so pleased you like them:)It was a wonderful find, and I was also pleased with the outcome.
Hugs and kisses.

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