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The birth of a dragonfly in macro - wings step

The nymph was attach to the wall of the garden. I took photo of it thinking it was a dry grasshopper. 5min later I saw something green on it...The head was coming out! I stayed there watching and taking pictures of the all process. The wings steps comes when the wings a big enough, in one move they open and never will be closed again. It was quiet impressive !

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Merelbeke, Belgium
Camera: ANE-LX1
Copyright: © Aurelie Rosman