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The Banded Demoiselle, Calopteryx splendens, is a species of damselfly belonging to the family Calopterygidae. It is often found along slow-flowing streams and rivers. It is an Eurasian species occurring from the Atlantic coast eastwards to Lake Baikal and north-western China.

Vechtdal, Overijssel in the Netherlands.

Canon 7D, 100-400 mm canon lens


damselfly, demoiselle, banded, netherlands


  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    What an exquisite colour Robert, and such a beautiful capture.

  • patcheah
    patcheahabout 3 years ago

    WOW,Stunning capture of such a beautiful damselfly,she is gorgeous! Love the colours ,awesome!

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

    This image is so good ….

    April 7/2012
    Congratulations Robert with your feature!
    Featured Gallery
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thank you for the Feature and for taking the time to view my work

    – Robert Abraham

  • Paul Kavsak
    Paul Kavsakover 2 years ago

    nice capture and composition

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisover 2 years ago

    Congrats on your feature in
    Winged Insects Group
    Happpy Easter……..Johan ☺

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