Tuesday 2 July 2013

Female Azure Damselfly

I took this image of a female Azure Damselfly last week, early in the morning.  The dew spots are readily visible on the grass and on the wings and body.  The weight of the dew is bending the leaf so that it is resting on the grass.  I guess the insect has been roosting here all night or walked up the stem waiting for the sun to warm up its wings.  Early morning or late evening seems to be the only time when they are so obliging.  Either way, it gave me time to compose the image and get the background just right.