Saturday, 8 September 2012

The Water Babes

The Nymph of the Damselfly
At the beginning of summer the nymph leaves the water to begin it's metamorphasis.
The nymth climbs up a reed, the skin splits down it's back and the Damselfly emerges.
I have never been fortunate enough to actually witness this transformation,but thought I
would show the nymth-.cuticle, which eventually dries in the sun and falls in the water.

28 comments:

Tammy said...

eeeewwww and coool all at once! How awesome that you spotted them in their early stages.

Bob Bushell said...

I love 'em.

TexWisGirl said...

neat! reminds me of the cicada 'shells' or ectoskeletons we find around here all the time!

susan said...

very interesting,good shots.

Breathtaking said...

Tammy
Yes, it was a lucky find.The more we look though, the chances are we will find things to photograph. It's great is'nt it!!!

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
I love them too, they're so patient!!

Any news about your camera?

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Yes thats right!! Very similar but smaller.

Breathtaking said...

Susan
Thank you Sue.Wish I had seen the actual transformation.I believe it happens in the night, but I still passed by the pond every day just in case! Maybe next year!!

Sonia Aguiar said...

¡Estupendas fotos! Me gustan mucho. Saludos. Sonia.

Lasse said...

Great shots !

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Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar

Hola Sonia
Thank you, from one Sonia to another!!So glad you like the photos.
Un abrazo e muchos saludos.

Breathtaking said...

Lasse
Thank you Lasse.I think it was a lucky find.

Breathtaking said...

Faller
It's not often I'm stuck for words!
Thank you for thinking of me.

Drui... said...

Great pictures!

Breathtaking said...

Drui
Thank you! There are some scrumptious looking recipes on your blog.

CameraCruise said...

Great shots!
Mette

Rohrerbot said...

Hello there!! Thanks for stopping by Las Aventuras. I post daily on this one and look forward to reading your work. Excellent shots up close on these creepy fellows:) I look forward to your posts. Chris

Breathtaking said...

Hi Chris
Thank you for your visit and for becoming my latest follower.I shall certainly follow yours with pleasure, I like adventures!!!

As for your comment, well, they do look a little creepy but like the Ugly Duckling, they are late bloomers!!:)

Breathtaking said...

Camera Cruise
Thank you Mette!

Joop Zand said...

This is a wonderful picture..... sharpness,light and colors are wonderful.

greetings, Joop

Breathtaking said...

Joop Zand
Thank you so much.:)

joanca bs said...

Amazing shots
greetings from my blog joanca

Breathtaking said...

joanca bs

Thank you so much.:)

ShySongbird said...

Wonderful captures! It really is an incredible process, Nature is amazing.

The light in your photos is lovely!

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird
Thankyou Jan!Yes indeed,I too am captivated by natures wonders.

We are still having bright sunny
weather, which contributes considerably to the light in my
photos.Hope you are now getting
better weather!:)
Warmest Regards
Sonjia.

Isa said...

ces photos sont merveilleuses !

Breathtaking said...

Isa
Mersi beucoup Isa.:)

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