The birth of a dragonfly

I was recently in the right place at the right time to see and photograph ‘the birth’ of a dragonfly.

birth of a dragonfly

I have put a number of photos behind each other so that you get an idea of ​​the process. I was quite surprised by the whole event and had no tripod with me. The sun was also quite strong for macro photography. So not a smooth time lapse, but if you have not seen it before it is nevertheless fascinating.

birth of a dragonfly, time lapse

From the moment the dragonfly bursts out of its skin until it is completely out, took a half an hour. From that moment until the wings are transparent and lying flat and spread on his back, it took about an hour. Below a photo of the dragonfly in full-grown form.

dragonfly full-grown