Emerald Damselfly

Emerald Damselfly

Emerald Damselfly, Lestes sponsa.

Photographing damselflies is an enjoyable challenge! This damselfly was very fast, landing on a leaf for a few seconds before zooming off, but it did keep returning to its favoured perches, allowing for several attempts at photographing it. This photograph has been cropped rather a lot, but it shows the wonderful metallic green colours of a male emerald damselfly!