Placing the kayak in the pond, exploring all the snail eggs from the water (see previous post for them). I spied something unique and paddled on over. A dragonfly had recently emerged from it's previous body.
It was hanging as you see here in the first photo. Milky wings and a near transparent body. I stayed for an hour photographing, watching, breathing with the near invisible pulse of it's closed wings as they prepared to open.
Then I wandered off to other things. Returning a half hour later, it had opened it's wings and before night fall it had taken it's first flight.
Note how the color of it's wings and body change from the first photo to the last, all in less than two hours. I felt honored to witness it's birth.
Wishing you all a lovely day and beyond!
What an wondrous experience and so lovely to see the different stages here! I do love the iridescent turquoise of the wings in photos two and three- Beautiful last images too. So peaceful with just the sound of water!ReplyDelete
Another occasion where you were in just the right place at just the right time... and with your camera at the ready! So lovely, so generous of you to share. Thank you.ReplyDelete
This is so magical, Tammie. Your powers of observation and patience pay off. Fabulous photos!ReplyDelete
This is totally brilliant in every way. Just seeing it. Then with your camera. Watching so many steps. Being so detailed and then sharing with us. I love it.ReplyDelete
Extraordinary! Thanks for your patience!ReplyDelete
How lucky you are to be able to witness such an amazing event. Love the early colours of its wings. I can hear the water rushing in the last photo. Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Hello Lovely! I'm finaly returnd to blog land! What wonderful photos. I love dragonflys, Im hoping we will attract soem into the garden once we finish our pond. Hop all is good with you xReplyDelete
Wow Tammie...what great photos, I've never seen that before! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely amazing! You've witnessed a true magic, Tammie! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I am new to your blog. Saw you at Jeanie's in Comments. I just have to say, WOW!!!!!! Thank you! Rita at Sketchbook Wandering.ReplyDelete
Wow! Nature is incredible!ReplyDelete