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Beautiful Demoiselle ♂

Male Beautiful Demoiselle (Calopteryx virgo)

 

Mainly found along streams and rivers, particularly those with sand or gravel bottoms. The males have these stunning dark blue wings, that look black in flight.

 

I've not seen many this year, but was pleased to spot this one, and get this shot of it, before it flew of upstream.

 

I'd dedicate this photograph to my Flickr friend Chris Wilson, who was involved in a serious road accident recently and is currently in hospital recovering from multiple serious injuries. Get well soon my friend.

 

Thank you for your comments, faves and invites. I wish you a wonderful weekend :)

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Taken on September 1, 2011