Beautiful Beautiful Demoiselles

No, I’m not accidentally repeating myself – this damselfly is called a ‘Beautiful Demoiselle’ and they truly are beautiful … so we have some beautiful Beautiful Demoiselles 😀

I just love these shots of this female Demoiselle – she was just resting there on the grass near the edge of the stream, and the sun was just in the right place to get this wonderful bokeh. One of these is now my desktop background 🙂

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The males are even more beautiful, but much harder to photograph! They flit around all over the place and are often defending their patch against other males. However I did get a couple of half decent shots:

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And I was extremely lucky to spot one pair mating and get some shots 🙂

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I know not all of these are on the grass but the first couple could easily be trodden on, so at least part of these post was inspired by The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Beneath Your Feet.”

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Sunshine Dragon

I absolutely love this shot I got today! The sun was coming and going as clouds kept blocking it out and I was wandering around the village pond looking out for wildlife. I came upon this dragonfly in the tall grass and as I was kneeling to get a low-down shot, the sun came out and turned it into a magical scene full of bokeh and sparkle 🙂

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Fresh as a Daisy

You probably know the saying ‘as fresh as a daisy’ … well here’s a daisy that shows why this saying is correct. Fresh in this mornings heavy dew, in the beautiful bright spring sunshine I found this freshly opened daisy.

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Don’t forget to click on it to see it larger.

I had the best walk this morning – it’s a lovely spring day and it made me feel very happy 🙂

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Fresh.”

Yellow Thirds

I was looking through my photos to see what would work with the Weekly Photo Challenge this week and picked out a few to ponder … then when I was finished I looked at what I’d come up with and discovered I accidentally had a theme emerging! Three photos showing thirds and bokeh … and also the colour Yellow 🙂 These photos are all from last June/July. Hopefully I may get out for a bit today if the weather allows.

Buttercup Meadow
Buttercup Meadow
Flag Iris
Flag Iris
Hoverfly on Ragwort
Hoverfly on Ragwort

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Rule of Thirds.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

I took some close-ups of my Christmas tree just after it went up, and if you’re a regular reader, you’ll know I posted them here on the blog. However, that wasn’t all of them. I only included photos where something in the photo was actually in focus! There were others where it was all about the twinkle and not about focusing at all. Usually out of focus photos go in the bin, but these ones are keepers I think, with all the pretty bokeh and bright colours.

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Twinkle.”