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Emergence of a Hawker

By Mike_Young
Morning folks Smile Thanks for the Clicks and comments on yesterdays upload.

Today I am showing a Southern Hawker part way through the emergence process, here it is completely free from the nymph case (exuviae) the wings are nearly fully pumped up and drying in the morning sun, once dry they will open , further drying then takes place before flight is possible.

Tags: Insect Dragonfly Close-up and macro Exuviae Southern hawker Wildlife and nature

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17 Dec 2013 9:01AM
An excellent macro, well done !

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17 Dec 2013 9:10AM
Superb shot Mike, cracking detail
dixy 6 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 9:17AM
What a lovely sharp image, well captured.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Dec 2013 9:56AM
An amazing sight, Mike, and how lucky you were to witness this, and capture it on camera. Carol
richmowil Plus
9 335 2 England
17 Dec 2013 11:02AM
Excellent Image!!
ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
17 Dec 2013 11:08AM
Wow....superb capture Mike...great to see, well done
17 Dec 2013 11:29AM
Beautiful capture and natural history subject.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Dec 2013 11:58AM
Simply stunning Mike, awesome backlighting and pin sharp.


TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 12:09PM
Stunning macro work, Mike.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Dec 2013 12:51PM
Wow! Amazing macro.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 1:05PM
Excellent macro image,

17 Dec 2013 1:45PM
Outstanding macro-excellent back light.
17 Dec 2013 3:04PM
Incredible, Mike, absolutely incredible.
It makes me pleased that I joined epz, when I can view images of this caliber.
Bloody Well Done..! And thanks for the informative narrative.

17 Dec 2013 6:16PM
Excellent capture and timing, Mike!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 6:24PM
In awe here
17 Dec 2013 6:49PM
Wow - there's something I've never seen!
jacquig 4 3 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 8:08PM
Breathtaking observation and capture of the natural world. Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 8:09PM
Amazing shot Mike
The detail captured spot on
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2013 8:55PM
Brilliant John
17 Dec 2013 8:56PM
Superb shot. Cathy
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2013 9:58PM
What a brilliant price of macro work Mike!Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
22 Dec 2013 8:35PM
A marvellous piece of natural history photography Mike

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