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Clubtail Dragonfly Emergence

Best watched full screen.

OK – rough edit. Could do with getting every frame aligned, but you get the idea.

Watching a ‘full’ emergence is one of those life experiences, and at the time I didn’t really appreciate the true gravity of the situation. I had gone along for a third day having promised to ‘guide’ a fellow photographer, and was more concerned with getting him his shot(s).

Little did I know that what I experienced this day was one of my ‘lifers’.The whole process from splitting the shell to virgin flight lasted an hour.This is a sequence of 39 photos taken over a period of 45 minutes balanced over the parapet.

Naturally we were getting some strange looks from the passing boats and dog walkers….

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