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Broad Bodied Chaser Dragonfly (3)
Comments(4) # Broad Bodied Chaser Dragonfly (3) london e17

So, after the emergence comes the really dangerous bit for the young adult. For the next few hours it is easy prey for any passing bird (or cameraman). I think the most amazing thing in this shot for me is those strange distorted objects on the back of the insect. Those shrivelled things will, once pumped full of fluids, become the Dragon's glorious wings. Hard to believe seeing them here I think. Earlier photos from this series are here: 1 & 2. Canon EOS 5D
150 mm
400 ISO
1/500 sec
f 5.6
Flash: Not Fired