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nymph
southern hawker dragonfly
exuvia
immature
teneral


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Newly emerged dragonfly, with exuvia

Newly emerged dragonfly, with exuvia
So far, at least five nymphs have emerged from my garden pond. On two occasions, I was fortunate enough to find the newly emerged, teneral dragonfly still clinging to the vegetation next to the exuvia. The wings in this shot are blurred because they were being gently shaken (to dry them?). Shortly after I took his shot, this young southern hawker flew off into the trees. Despite my best efforts, I have not yet managed to find a nymph as the dragonfly starts to emerge. However, there are still at least two more nymphs in the pond. Do I get up at 5 am again? Full view of the dragonfly in the note, top left
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Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Superb capture!
5 years ago.
Vivienne Beck
Vivienne Beck
Well done!! Super emergent shot. I know that dilemma well - so often we get up at dawn and it does not work..Lol!! Go for it!
5 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Beautiful young dragonfly! You are lucky to have such beauties right in the garden.
5 years ago.
Tricia Gibson
Tricia Gibson
Stunning capture Cathy!! How fabulous it must have been to see this beauty :o)
Get up early I reckon ;o)
5 years ago.
Esther
Esther
You are very dedicated.
5 years ago.