With a sunny morning I decided on a visit over to Nethergong campsite to see what dragonfly larvae were on offer. I spent about an hour looking and manged to find about 10 Azure Damselfly nymphs but most importantly, a nice Emperor Dragonfly nymph of about 25mm in length. They seem to spend most of the winter time in deeper water but this one was in the margins thankfully. With this I returned home where in a nice warm conservatory I set up the tank and set about trying to get a few shots of this top predator. With friends arriving late morning I didn't have as much time as I would have wanted but I ended up with some nice detailed efforts but hopefully another session soon to see if these can be improve upon. With some good natural light today the shots were taken at f8, ISO 400 and a good speed above 250.With it being March today, it could be as little as 4/5 weeks until we see the first Large Red Damselflies emerging from my pond or tank and the season really starting.
Emperor Dragonfly Nymph