Damsel in Blue

Whilst out hunting dragonflies yesterday I came across this beautiful creature which isn’t a dragonfly after all but rather a very similar creature called a Blue Damselfly.  There are many species of damselfly out there but I doubt if few are as beautifully marked and coloured as this one…

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    1. Cheers Maurice. I’ve no idea what their range is so I can’t help you there but I know the Four-Spotted Chaser (Skimmer in North America) I posted about the other day extends into Canada as well but these damselflies are indeed beautiful creatures. They’re certainly a bit more skittish than the dragons but a wee bit of patience will see them settle fairly near you so it wasn’t as difficult as you might think.

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    1. Thank you. It was actually easier than I thought it would be. A little patience and they’ll settle down somewhere near you – not as near as the dragonflies and they’re good bit smaller – so you can some decent shots.

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      1. Nothing dire about it although you could have said that you bought it in the Nattuurwinkel which is just one “t” off the real spelling of a Health Food Shop thus making an even more corny joke. My husband says that my Dutch is enchanting which is a very polite way of saying that I make it up as I go along and am very creative with the Grammar. I like the way that friendly people will talk with me in spite of any mistakes. I imagine that Norwegian is even more difficult however fotograferingen er en ren fryd ( if this is rude then blame Google translate).

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        1. Nothing rude about it and I agree. I lived in Spain for a short while and my then-girlfriend said she was going to buy a TV of 23 inches (pulgadas). I misheard then asked her why she wanted to but a TV with 23 Bulgarians (Bulgaras) which caused her bro-in-law no end of mirth at my expense 😀

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          1. For years I called a tea tray a Dingblad ( a flat leaf like object that you put things on according to my literal translation) Turns out it is called a Dienblad ( a flat tray like object used for serving coming from the word dienst – to serve). I still prefer my version!!!

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