The Very ‘Common Blue’

A morning at Leighton Moss nature reserve provided a spectacle of Common Blue Damselflies, swarming around the causeways in the warm summer sun. They were present in their thousands, some looking for mates, some paired-up whilst others were seen ovipositing in the ponds and waterways. Photographing these insects is difficult in the sense that they have long thin bodies that can drift out of focus and they also tend to land in dense grasses making for poor backgrounds. However, today produced probably the best shots that I have to date of these insects some of which are shown below:

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