Emergence of a Brachytron pratense

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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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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.
 
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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.
Thanks Paul. I just had to wait until the end.

Torben
what an amazing series
incredible, my friend
Thanks Greg.


What a great series - every one perfect!
Thanks Counter.
 
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wow,wow,wow how lucky to come across this!
Thanks Arcinio. It was exciting to follow this.

What a find Torben. And you documented it well.
Thanks Troy. I have seen some of these emergences this year but this is the first with this specie.

Absolutely amazing, I've never seen anything like this. Thank you for posting these. Great job!
Thanks Linda. It's amazing to watch.

Outstanding images!
Thanks Phil.
 

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