The Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo) is a graceful damselfly with a butterfly-like flight, most often found near fast-flowing waters. This was seen at Upton Warren in Worcestershire.


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  • Keala
    Keala4 months ago

    This is lovely!

  • Thanks Keala!

    – dilouise

  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaams4 months ago

    A wonderful macro, Di!

  • Thank you Thea, this was the first Beautiful Demoiselle I’d ever seen so was really excited to be able to photograph it.

    – dilouise

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp4 months ago

    Very nice work Di

  • Thank you Larry!

    – dilouise

  • MikeSquires
    MikeSquires4 months ago

    Not just a lovely damselfly but a great macro photograph too!
    Beautifully done Di.

  • Thanks Mike for your much appreciated comment, it was definitely a treat to see.

    – dilouise

  • Evie S
    Evie S4 months ago

    Beautiful indeed dilouise, stunning too! What a capture.

  • Thanks Evie, its the prettiest Damselfly I’ve seen so far and am glad you like it.

    – dilouise

  • Evita
    Evita4 months ago

    Beautiful work!!!

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  • I’m really pleased to have been featured in Love These Creatures, thank you Evita!

    – dilouise

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blom4 months ago

    Congratulations on a exquisite macro! I haven’t seen one yet I am sure we must have them somewhere.

  • Thank you for your wonderful comment Rita. I was in Adelaide a few weeks ago and saw some dragonflies in Mount Lofty Botanic Garden which isn’t too far from you. I’m not sure if Beautiful Demoiselles exist in Australia but there are others around. Your part of the world is beautiful and I’m looking forward to my next visit.

    – dilouise

  • Rita Blom
    Rita Blom4 months ago

    Thanks for the lovely reply Di I have been to Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens but failed to see anything, Sometimes I am looking for other things and forget about the little critters. I did get a shot of a lovely Koala halfway up a tree. I am happy you like our part of the world. Next time you will have to give me a Hoy and we can have a chat over a cuppa.

  • Thanks Rita, I will!

    – dilouise

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randall4 months ago

    Friday 9 May 2014

  • Thanks for my feature Steve, it’s very much appreciated!

    – dilouise

  • MotherNature
    MotherNature4 months ago

    These are exquisite creatures – gorgeous! Congratulations on your feature in Closeups in Nature – FAVE:>)

  • Thank you MotherNature, I agree with you, they are stunning. Thanks for your fave too!

    – dilouise

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