These are male banded Damoiselles filmed on the River Tern near Market Drayton, Shropshire, England. The male Damoiselle will occupy a small area of river bank defending it tirelessly against all comers in an effort to retain ownership and attract females. Watching these graceful insects in their balletic flight and eventual coupling with the females must surely rate as one of the most endearing sights of summer by the river. This short sequence is of reduced quality from 1080 to enable all viewers to see it without irksome buffering issues. I've put this together mainly to see what quality I can expect from uploading HD content to the web.

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