#30DaysWild- Day 4 – Blue Damselflies

Blue Damselfly taken as part of the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild challenge

Blue Damselfly

TWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_04I spent today chasing blue damselflies in a blustery wind. This probably wasn’t the wisest way to spend a Sunday with my camera because the wind kept buffeting my subject out of shot every time I lined up to go click.

Female blue damselfly taken as part of the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild challengeWatching them was fun but the females proved shy and kept playing that cute game called ‘let’s hide behind this blade of grass every time you point that camera at me.’ They do it all of the time. I’ve been known to chase them round and round the same blade of grass for ages without getting one shot. Crickets and grasshoppers have been known to play the same game too.

Maybe this last one isn’t my best shot of the day but I loved seeing these two males sitting on a grass’s seed head having a good old chinwag. The boys were back in town and eager to share the gossip.

Blue damselfies taken as part of the Wildlife Trusts 30 Days Wild challenge

Male Blue Damselflies

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