New Forest Wildlife Photography

Beautiful Demoiselle damselfly


If ever an insect was truly named, it’s the┬áBeautiful Demoiselle damselfly. On a bright sunny day their iridesecent blue/green bodies almost seem to be made of fine metal. Their wings are a dark colour, only the Banded Demoiselle has similar.

Beautiful Demoiselles can be seen almost anywhere in South-West England, they aren’t bothered by humans and will happily flit up and down a stream bank even with a human standing in close proximity. Of course like all damselflies they are tricky to get perfect focus on, especially when they are head on to you but they will tolerate the photographer enough for us to usually spend a bit of time on trial and error to get it perfect!