148/365 Banded Demoiselle

Todays image is of a female Banded Demoiselle.  I’d noticed a number of these flitting about just on the outskirts of a shadow of a tree catching midges. Knowing that if I exposed one of these demoiselles in the sunlight against the shadows, the background would go very dark, resulting in this striking image. It was a matter of putting the wellies on and waiting next to a suitable perch. 🙂

Banded Demoiselle, Calopteryx splendens, Worcestershire, May, 2012.
Canon 1d MkIV with Canon 100mm f/2.8 L IS macro lens.

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