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I went out for a macro safari the other morning the hope of seeing my first Dragon fly emergence also my first timeof trying. I spotted one crawling through the grass and moved a away a littlle to let it get on with finding a spot to emerge. I then spent the next two hours observing and recording it.


In place ready to go



dragon fly nymph emergence 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


Then it started



dragon fly nymph emergence 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


dragon fly nymph emergence 3 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


dragon fly nymph emergence 5 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


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dragon fly nymph emergence 7 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Dragon fly emergence image heavy

dragon fly nymph emergence 9 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


dragon fly nymph emergence 10 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


dragon fly nymph emergence 11 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


dragon fly nymph emergence 12 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


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dragon fly nymph emergence 14 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


dragon fly nymph emergence 15 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Dragon fly emergence image heavy

At this time a parasitis wasp arrived for a look



dragon fly nymph emergence 16 by Alf Branch, on Flickr


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Re: Dragon fly emergence image heavy

That's a super set of photos Alf, I admire your patience. Two hours is a long time to be stuck in one position......
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Thanks so much Alf - quite a wonderful event.

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Spectacular set Alf, love it.
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Re: Dragon fly emergence image heavy

Alf, some really good shots there. Even better bigger on Flickr

I have never seen the whole performance either. Usually arriving at the latter stages or with a nymph stationary and nothing happening. So really amazing skills and patience. (I must learn those )

One of my favourite shots is of the shiny stage, hanging out to dry.

As always, you have my admiration on your macro skills.
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Re: Dragon fly emergence image heavy

Wonderful pictures of an amazing natural event. With all the hard work, planning and patience your success is richly deserved.
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Was it a boy or a girl Alf.....……….
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Awesome stuff, Alf. Amazing pictures.
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Truly amazing Alf. Well done.
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Re: Dragon fly emergence image heavy

Super sequence - congratulations
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Re: Dragon fly emergence image heavy

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That's a super set of photos Alf, I admire your patience. Two hours is a long time to be stuck in one position...………...
Thanks Mark

I was not stuck in one psoition I moved around swithcing to the my E-M5ii and 40-150 f2.8 trying things out

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Alf, some really good shots there. Even better bigger on Flickr

I have never seen the whole performance either. Usually arriving at the latter stages or with a nymph stationary and nothing happening. So really amazing skills and patience. (I must learn those )

One of my favourite shots is of the shiny stage, hanging out to dry.

As always, you have my admiration on your macro skills.

Thanks Peter I appreaciate the comments and worth seeing bigger for sure

I suspect it is a hairy dargonfly myself.

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Wonderful pictures of an amazing natural event. With all the hard work, planning and patience your success is richly deserved.
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I am not sure Mark

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Awesome stuff, Alf. Amazing pictures.
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Truly amazing Alf. Well done.
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Super sequence - congratulations
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Thanks Andy

Now I need to find one in a better position to get a better background I think oh and a damselfly
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Re: Dragon fly emergence image heavy

A fantastic set Alf. Cicadas are similar & just as intriguing to watch (& photogragh) too.

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A fantastic set Alf. Cicadas are similar & just as intriguing to watch (& photogragh) too.



Thanks Ross
I once saw one of the cicadelas but didn't realise at time and shot it
Here is a link as I am on my phone at work.

https://flic.kr/p/rpECAA


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Leaf hopper Emerging by Alf Branch, on Flickr


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