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Barton Marina photos taken by Deborah Anderson show beautiful damselfly

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 06, 2014

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WITH summer in full swing, East Staffordshire can be a beautiful place to photograph – sometimes you just have to look very closely.

This amazing picture of a blue damselfly was taken by the ponds at Barton Marina by Mail reader Deborah Anderson, from Marchington.

The damselflies, often mistaken for dragonflies, populate the marina in their hundreds during the warmer months.

Their stunning colours make them a welcome sight for visitors.

They can be told apart from dragonflies by their wings, which rest on their backs when they aren't airborne.

Dragonflies' wings, however, remain spread out sideways.

The Mail is always happy to publish photos taken in Burton and South Derbyshire by readers.

So grab your camera and email your high-resolution shots to photographers@burtonmail.co.uk

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