any how i arrived and went in search of the Scarce Blue Tail damsels , it is only the beautiful orange "aurantica" form i am interested in photographing. last year i shot them almost a month earlier , see last years Blog
this is my second visit, the previous time i didnt see any so hopefully they will have emerged. after about 20 minutes i had yet to see one, not good! there appear to be quite a few newly emerged Keeled skimmers and black darters which shows how late everything is this year! since the area i am looking for them is only very small after a third search i finally find a "Aurantica" stunning damselflies to look at.
this is the area , shallow water with very boggy margins
a quick shot of a Keeled Skimmer
as you can see, its very dull. after squelching around for another 10-15 mins i found 2 more "Auranticas" one of which looked like it had just emerged this morning as there was hardly any colour.
these are the best images i could get , even with high iso could not get a fast enough shutter speed to get really sharp images.
They really are beautiful :)
i finished of with an Emerald damselfly
sorry it was a short blog, but today's story will continue :)