4:30am, stirring after 2hrs sleep. Greg calls – “Want to come photograph damselflies?” Sure. Cycling to Grantchester meadows 5 mins later at sunrise. Wading through the nettles on the riverbank, start spotting lots of black wing-tips. Snap snap snap. As it warms up 3 hours later, dozens of damselflies fly around you as you stir the nettles.
Sunrise over the River Cam, Grantchester
Mayfly at sunrise
Close-up of male demoiselle damselfly
Male demoiselle damselfly, covered in dew drops
Female demoiselle damselfly feeding