#30DaysWild – Day 3 – Damselfly

Large Red Damselfly

Large Red Damselfly

TWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_03Today’s random act of wildness was to wait patiently while this Large Red Damselfly flew backwards and forwards trying to catch her lunch. At last she caught it and settled to munch her bug. She kept twitching and the wind swayed the leaf she’d rested on from side to side, but eventually I managed to capture a shot of her spitting out the wings. Yeach, don’t want to eat those nasty wings. I imagine that once she’d also dismissed the black outer wings there wasn’t much left to eat at all. Little wonder she only rested for a short time before taking off to hunt down her next snack.

large red damselfly

I’m not very good at identifying damselflies, but I think this is the female because of the yellow stripes under her thorax. During her after-lunch rest the wind briefly dropped and I caught this full length shot before she flew away.

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4 Responses

  1. synthikat says:

    Wow! Great shot!

  2. Zinzi says:

    Absolutely stunning photographs! <3 What camera/lens are you using? Out of geeky curiosity! 😀

    • ToniAllenAuthor says:

      Thank you so much Zinzi! For this shot I used my Olympus OM-D E-M1 with a 60mm macro lens. The lens is a cracker – you can use it at 60mm but it also has two macro settings so you can get closer and closer. 🙂

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