Roy Lowry

Roy Lowry

Posted on 08/19/2016


Photo taken on August  4, 2016



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Hampton Court Park
common blue damselfly
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II + 1.4x


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Blue-eyed Damselfly?????

Blue-eyed Damselfly?????
After much investigation I became convinced that this damselfly photographed in Hampton Court Park is a blue-eyed damselfly. This species isn't listed for the British Isles but I've read reports that colonisation is expected. Another name for this insect is goblet-marked damselfly and the markings that give it this name can be seen in the seconds shot in the note. However, it appears that some common blues also have fancy abdominal markings and so this is looking like a misidentification.

Charlie, John Bezosky Jr., Gerald Schmitt, Misou 49 and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
Richard Gawthorpe
Richard Gawthorpe
lovely shot roy
A Terrific Image!!
Thanks for Posting in
The Hawk's Aerie!!
13 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Richard Gawthorpe
Many thanks Richard.
13 months ago.
Derek's Wildlife Photography
Derek's Wildlife Pho…
Seen loads of theses Roy always thought they were Azare or common blues maybe I need to look a little closer at them at time take a look at my album I think I have one in there captured in 2014
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Derek's Wildlife Pho…
Hi Derek. There are half a dozen very similar species of blue damselfly - common, azure, northern, southern, variable. What makes this one stand out from them is the shape of the black marks on the abdominal segment joins, the thickness of the blue shoulder stripes, the presence of a 'spur' (thin black mark) on the rear of the thorax and the intense blue colour of the eyes.
13 months ago.
Stanley Sutton
Stanley Sutton
Cracking macro Ron
13 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Stanley Sutton
Many thanks Stanley.
13 months ago.
Rol/photo
Rol/photo
Très belle ..!
13 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Rol/photo
Merci beaucoup Roland.
13 months ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Superb Macro Roy.
13 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to HappySnapper
Many thanks Maurice.
13 months ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Really nice, but perhaps you should allow for the inlayd shot to be seen large, as the mark on abdominal segment S2 seems a lot clearer in that shot.
13 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Sonja
Many thanks Sonja. Not sure how to do that. Only thing I've done is to hide it so people don't start commenting on it instead of the main shot.
13 months ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Cracking shot, super detail and sharp focus, Roy
13 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Joan+
Thanks again Joan.
13 months ago.
Misou 49
Misou 49
Magnifique prise!
13 months ago.
Roy Lowry has replied to Misou 49
Merci encore.
13 months ago.