Whilst there are many missions and challenges this year including visits to see 2 new dragonfly species, Common Club tail Dragonfly and White faced Darter if I can make the time to travel out of the county to see them, the biggest challenge has to be to capture the whole process of a dragonfly nymph emerging from the water and capture the sequence in a selection of photos as its transforms into a dragonfly. I found a few species last year that had already emerged and were drying off and some that had just emerged and where hanging on to their exuvia but I have never been able to watch and photograph that moment when it all begins. I'm hoping I may be able to have a chance if any appear from my pond or even my tank but I like the thought of going out after dark and trying to find an Emperor Dragonfly emerging. This may present a few photographic challenges but hopefully I may end up with some nice photos out of it. Here are a few photos I took last year of a Common Blue Damselfly emerging, if only I was there a little earlier!
Newly Emerged Common Blue Damselfly