Emergence of a Brachytron pratense

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by tojor, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Earlier this year when I was out shooting dragonflies I caught this emergence of a female B. pratense - Hairy Hawker. I wish I had spotted it a little earlier. This was exciting as it was also my first shots of this species. The process took 2 hours and 10 minutes.

    This is where I came into the picture so too speak.

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    Out of the old suit.

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    Starting to pump up the wings.

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    Almost done.

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    Leaving the old home.

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    33 shots, 2 hours and 10 minutes later this was the last shot before she took off to her new life as an imago.

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  2. Spectre

    Spectre

    Feb 20, 2008
    Oregon
    This is an awesome series Torben. It is too bad you couldn't have been there from the start, but what you managed to get is great. 2hrs and 10 min.... that's dedication. The lighting is great. Seeing the transformation in the wings is very cool.
     
  3. Torben
    what an amazing series
    incredible, my friend
     
  4. Counter

    Counter

    Sep 18, 2007
    London
    What a great series - every one perfect!
     
  5. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Paul. I just had to wait until the end.

    Thanks Greg.


    Thanks Counter.
     
  6. wow,wow,wow how lucky to come across this!
     
  7. senna

    senna

    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    What a find Torben. And you documented it well.
     
  8. Absolutely amazing, I've never seen anything like this. Thank you for posting these. Great job!
     
  9. tojor

    tojor

    Jul 27, 2005
    Denmark
    Thanks Arcinio. It was exciting to follow this.

    Thanks Troy. I have seen some of these emergences this year but this is the first with this specie.

    Thanks Linda. It's amazing to watch.

    Thanks Phil.
     
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