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Ecdysis - emergence of a dragonfly After a few moults, or ecdysis - moulting of the cuticle in invertebrates - a new (re)born dragonfly slowly emerges from its last exuviae... during its emergence haemolymph is pumped throughout the entire body especially to the wings, which causes them to expand to their full extend.<br />
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This series were captured during the field work for the IUCN red List, <br />
and just for a brief short, because there&#039;s never enough time to spend on this observations :)<br />
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Elapsed time 30min, from 4:25 to 4:55 pm<br />
EXIF: Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 M42 | 12mm extension | Handheld Blue-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly,Onychogomphus uncatus" /></a></figure><br />
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EXIF: Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 M42 | 12mm extension | Handheld Blue-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly,Onychogomphus uncatus,anisoptera,biodiversity,dragonfly,edysis,insecta,insects,metamorphosis,odonata,summer Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Ecdysis - emergence of a dragonfly

After a few moults, or ecdysis - moulting of the cuticle in invertebrates - a new (re)born dragonfly slowly emerges from its last exuviae... during its emergence haemolymph is pumped throughout the entire body especially to the wings, which causes them to expand to their full extend.

This series were captured during the field work for the IUCN red List,
and just for a brief short, because there's never enough time to spend on this observations :)

Ecdysis - emergence of a dragonfly Ecdysis<br />
Elapsed time 30min, from 4:25 to 4:55 pm<br />
EXIF: Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 M42 | 12mm extension | Handheld Blue-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly,Onychogomphus uncatus


EXIF: Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 M42 | 12mm extension | Handheld

    comments (7)

  1. Wow, love this so much, this scene has it all! Posted 3 days ago
    1. most grateful! And I must add this specification to the photo settings: Handheld.
      the whole series were "sync" cropped, and luckily enough that there were no major differences between each frames.
      Posted 3 days ago
      1. That's quite some skill! What does this mean: Helios 44-2m.

        I know what Helios is. 44 is amount of shots? 2m should be 2mm?
        Posted 3 days ago
        1. You are right, complete (correct) info should be Zenit Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 M42 :) Posted 2 days ago
          1. Great, amazing that you did this handheld. Posted 2 days ago
  2. What an amazing series! Posted 3 days ago
    1. Thanks so much, Christine! Posted 2 days ago

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''Onychogomphus uncatus'', the large pincertail or blue-eyed hook-tailed dragonfly, is a species of dragonflies belonging to the family Gomphidae.

This dragonfly is bigger and rarer than the small pincertail. It is present in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Switzerland.

Similar species: Dragonflies And Damselflies
Species identified by RMFelix
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By RMFelix

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Uploaded Dec 2, 2019. Captured Jul 20, 2019 16:46.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/1.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO800