I had a session last weekend at a site near Reculver where I spent some time seeing what dragonfly and damselfly nymphs I could find. In a very shallow area covered by some weed, I managed to find c10 Darter nymphs, probably Common Darter but Ruddy Darter cannot be ruled out as they are so similar in appearance. That evening, I had a photo session with my indoor tank and after setting up with prepared water and a few soaked leaves, I spent some time trying to capture some photographs. These nymphs were only about 1cm in length and made it quite tricky for the Sigma 150mm macro lens to produce something of any quality. Again, this is where I think I need a 100mm macro lens to produce some better quality images but I was quite pleased with the results considering the size of the nymphs. I'm sure now the dark evenings are here that I will spend some more evenings passing the time away photographing what nymphs I can find on my travels.
'Probable' Common Darter Nymph