The Damselfly

I’ve been out a few times so far this summer, in an attempt to capture the damselfly, and dragonfly – so far, I’ve not shot the dragons, but I have managed to obtain some great shots of the Damsel. The Red, Emerald and the Common Blue.

Their life cycle is simple, lay eggs, hatch into a nymph, emerge as an adult, mate and lay more eggs.

Link here to U Tube Video showing the complete life cycle in under 2 minutes

I’ll be out hunting again in the next week or two I’m sure…..

Life Through a Lens

On Tuesday – June 7th – this article appeared in the Independent Newspaper

Life Through a Lens  I read the whole thing through twice, and came the conclusion that I agree with everything said.

I have a dislike of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter – though I can see some uses for them.  I  do however, find the need of people to tell us where they are every few hours irritating.  Not only though do they tell us, but they back it up with pictures taken on their phones.  It seems to tie in with the need to have ‘friends’ ..  or ‘followers’ – and if you take out the business element (and I can see some use here) what are you left with?

I know things like Facebook are a great way to keep in touch with people you don’t see often, but why do people feel the need to leave a message for someone they are likely to see in the next few hours.

Never mind – I’m off for lunch now !  Shall I post a photo ?  🙂