Common blue damselfly eating moth

This common blue damselfly was one of many I found soon after sunrise as I waded through the edge of a flooded gravel pit in the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Whereas the others flitted away at my approach, this one stayed so I set my camera up, tripod legs in the water, and composed, taking care that the whole insect was within the plane of focus. Only when I enlarged the image could I clearly see that the damselfly was devouring a tiny moth.

F/11, 1/100th second, ISO 400
Accepted: Bristol 2019

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Common blue damselfly eating moth

This common blue damselfly was one of many I found soon after sunrise as I waded through the edge of a flooded gravel pit in the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Whereas the others flitted away at my approach, this one stayed so I set my camera up, tripod legs in the water, and composed, taking care that the whole insect was within the plane of focus. Only when I enlarged the image could I clearly see that the damselfly was devouring a tiny moth.

F/11, 1/100th second, ISO 400
Accepted: Bristol 2019

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