With a family day planned today at Wingham Wildlife Park and the weather forecast looking very pleasant indeed from mid morning, I had a feeling that today would be a good day for a Large Red Damselfly to emerge from the pond in the warm sunshine. After returning from a nice day out mid afternoon, I popped out to the pond to see the inevitable, 1 Large Red Damselfly had emerged and was drying off but luckily one was still in the process of emerging. I quickly got the camera and leaning out over the pond, I managed to take a few shots. Once again, I missed the start of the emergence but ended up with a nice shot showing the emergence and 2 exuvia together. A check of the shallow part of the pond revealed a further 2 Large Red Damselfly nymphs looking like they will emerge soon, maybe tomorrow will be the day if the weather is nice and I can be in the right place at the right time. I have put in a few thinner stems so that they can cling on better and hopefully give me a better chance to capture at the right angle, that moment of emergence and the shots I want. I might also try a few early morning shots tomorrow if the weather conditions are right of the adult Large Red Damselflies, especially if its a bit 'dewy' in the garden early on.
Large Red Damselfly Emerging