Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Beautiful Demoiselle 2

The Female Beautiful Demoiselle    Camopteryx virgo 
 
Thank you all so much for all your generous comments whilst I was away on vacation. It was a restful holiday and I will be showing you some of the photos I took, but for the moment want to show you a few dragonflies that came to my garden before I left. Will be catching up with all your blogs as soon as possible:) The Beautiful Demoiselle is a European damselfly.They measure 30 to 40mm in lengh. The females are a metalic greenish-bronze with brown tinted wings, each with a white stigma. They can be seen flying and resting by fast to medium flowing streams.The females lay up to 300 eggs at a time on submerged vegetation.

44 comments:

S. Etole said...

Her coloring is quite beautiful.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

We are glad you are back my friend...and the photos of the dragonflies are lovely :)

NickMorgan said...

What a beautiful damselfly. I don't think I have seen one of those before. Welcome back!!

Giga said...

Owad usiadł na kwiatku, który świetnie pasuje kolorem do niego. Pozdrawiam.

Insect sat on a flower, which is well suited to color it. Yours.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Welcome back, Sonjia. You show us some stunning images. I only know the blue version. Well done. Greetings, Joke

Maria said...

This is new information for me. They're certainly different and I love their wings.

TexWisGirl said...

it is gorgeous!

marijke said...

How gorgeous nature is Sonjia. What a beauy this insect shows it looks like a treasure. Great you had a wonderful Holiday.

Bob Bushell said...

Welcome back, and you have made it with BD.

Frank said...

Fabulous images Sonjia showing that gorgeous metallic sheen.
Delighted to hear you had a relaxing break and look forward to viewing the pics idc.

Chris Rohrer said...

Metallic green.....what a nice color! Welcome back. Vacation is always wonderful but getting back home again is also very comforting:)

Renegades said...

I love dragonflies. It reminds me of being a kid and catching them as they lit on my grandparents fence.

Jana said...

your photo model is glowing in the sun, beautiful!

Lasse said...

Beautiful !

Rita Vaselli said...

Thanks,dear Sonija for these lovely pictures!
Have nice days in beautiful summer! A presto!

Breathtaking said...

S.Etole
Yes indeed, especially when she glimmers in the sun.

Breathtaking said...

Optimistic Existentialist
Thank you Kieth, it's good to be back, and I'm so pleased you like the dragonfly photos, thankyou:)

Breathtaking said...

Nick Morgan
Thank you Nick:) In it's own way it is just as beautiful as the male when it catches the light.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
You are right Giga! The plant is a good colour to show off the green/ brown colour of the dragonfly.

Breathtaking said...

Joke
Thank you Joke, it certainly is good to be back, not that we didn't have a really good time, but there really is no place like home:) So pleased you like these shots!

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Hi Maria! Their wings are rarely open, how I would love to get shots showing them flying,but they are a lovely colour. See you soon:)

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
It's female!!=)

Breathtaking said...

marijke
This is so true!I am always in awe when confronted by such beauty!
I did have a good rest more than anything, but with lots of perks also:)

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob:)Glad you like the BD:)

Breathtaking said...

Frank
Thank you so much:) Their metallic sheen is really fabulous, and I could watch them for hours.

Breathtaking said...

Chris Rohrer
Thank you Chris:) It may take me a while to visit you as I'm still trying to catch up, but I will eventually get to see all your wonderful photos of your vacation. See you!

Breathtaking said...

Renegades
Hi! I love them too! I live on a farm, and we have a small holding of cattle, a few pigs and have kept goats in the past.

You have two lovely childen, who obviously love animals, and handle them well.
Have a great day!

Breathtaking said...

Jana
Hi Jana:) Fortunately for me she kept very still, did fly off a few times, but returned to the same place to pose for me:)

Breathtaking said...

Lasse
Thank you Lasse, I agree, she is a beauty!
Will visit you as soon as I can:)

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Rita Vaselli
You are welcome my friend:) Hope you are well, and enjoying this beautiful summer weather:) Will be over to see you very soon, as I am still catching up after my vacatin.
Hugs and kisses.

Len said...

We saw many of these as we cruised on the Norfolk Broads.
LEN

Breathtaking said...

Len
I wonder if you mean dragonflies in general, or this particular species!! Where there is water you will see dragonflies as a rule.

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

Passei para admirar suas fotos.
Você consegue capturar o tom furta-cor das libélulas.

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

This bronze-copper-green damselfly is stunning. I like its shimmering and rich colours.

vitorchuvashortstories said...

Hi Sonjia, welcome back!

She`s in fact very beautiful, and that says it all!

As for my knee, it`s on the mend, I believe, although not as fast as I would like...
Again, thank you for the kind words.

Vitor

Breathtaking said...

Magia da Inês
Obrigado Inês, e muito simpática.
Bom fim de semana também!

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto ElsieXie
Yes indeed, it's a beauty, so pleased you like it:)
See you as soon as I can!

Breathtaking said...

vitorchuvashortstories
Hi Vitor! It's good to see you here! Thank you so much.

It's such good news that your knee is getting better albeit slowly. Mine also:))

Internet problems have hindered my visits to everyone, and I'm making slow progress, but I will visit you as soon as I'm able.
Take care.

Patrycja said...

Hello Dear ! :)
Great and interesting.
Yours. Have a nice day.

Patricia & Daniel

Noushka said...

Lovely photos of this Calopteryx female!
I have seen less this season compared to previous years... but maybe I wasn't looking for those especially! ;-)
I sincerely hope you enjoyed fully your holiday!
Cheers, keep well!

Breathtaking said...

Noushka

Thank you!It has been the first year that I have noticed more of these beautiful creatures, but then I was, on the look-out for them:)
Thank you for inquiring about my holiday Nouhka,..we had awonderful time.

Mary Brown said...

Beautiful pictures of moments so fleeting. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you Brown Eyes,fleeting but captured on camera, for lasting beauty.
Kisses.

michaelswoodcraft said...

Nice shots, I can sometimes get a good shot of different dragonflies.

You do such a good job.

check out my besdt pictures of them, Cool Dragonflies

Michael

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