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Alien ?

By BRabbitts  
Managed to catch this dragonfly hatching on my pond this morning.It seems like they tend to hatch during the night or early morning and all I usually see are the empty cases( I have found about 15 or so this year but this is the first one I have seen hatching in daylight.
Taken in Av mode.
ISO 100 using my new Sigma 150mm f2.8 lens

Tags: Macro Close up Dragonfly Close-up and macro Hatching Wildlife and nature

Voters: S_Boulding, simont, Paul127 and 9 more

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simont 15 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2007 8:45PM
Stunning shot.

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Paul127 13
23 Jun 2007 8:49PM
Great shot. Just can't stop looking at it!.

Hop-A-Long 12 52 1 England
23 Jun 2007 9:07PM
Well spotted and well captured. The detail is superb. 10/10.
patsy88 12 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2007 9:36PM
Well spotted, fantastic..
GlenD 12 United States
23 Jun 2007 10:20PM
Well seen, great capture! hope you stuck around and shot some more of it to show us before it flew off?
BRabbitts 14 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2007 11:37PM
Sorry Glen but just over 2 hours after I took this shot we had over 25mm of rain in 45 minutes and I dont know what happened to the Dragonfly all that I could find was the empty case, I hope she had dried out and flown before the storm hit.
24 Jun 2007 11:41AM
Excellent shot, excellent capture. Well done.


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