Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dragonfly Emerged

Remember this? It was captured on April 4 in Shangzhuang Reservoir. At first I thought it is Anax nigrofasciatus


Yesterday I found it turned green. It’s time to emerge.


About eleven in the evening, it climbed on to the branch from water. In the following hours it writhed tail frequently, climbed up and down.


After warming up, at 2:50, the eclosion started.


Have a rest. The picture on the screen is another post about the growth by slmok


Suddenly it did a sit-up, catching its old skin and whipped out abdomen quickly, then spread wings slowly.


In the morning. The eclosion was successful. Now it turned out that this is a male Anax parthenope, I was wrong at first. In my childhood, I ofter tied a female one of this species on a string to entrap male ones.


I put it in the sun to warm its body and it flew away at last.

20 comments:

  1. This has got to be the most brilliant post I have every seen Mingfei!! Absolutely FANTASTIC!! I have to put a lik to it from my page so people can see this. WOW!! A great job you have done here. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Amazingly beautiful to watch the process. So, did you stay up all night to do this? Or did you already have some pics? No matter what, it was worth all the beautiful photos!

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  3. This is awsome!!!This is the first time I get to see a dragonfly changing..=)..cool...really cool...

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  4. RE:SAPhotographs (Joan)
    Thank you so much for the link. You are so kind! This is my first time to feed dragonflies. I'm proud of myself, too.

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  5. RE:jeannette stgermain
    Thank you! As you have mentioned, I stayed up until five! I don't have any pics before because this is my first try. So I have to record it.

    There are two other species I am keeping now. I hope they will emerge successful.

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  6. RE:Wind Walker...
    And this is my first to see an inset's emerge. In this summer I'm gonna record more emerges such as cicada and other dragonflies.

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  7. You did very, very well Mingfei. I hope you manage to record the other 2 as well. You are welcome for the link You know I very seldom do it unless it is for something as fantastic as this.:)

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  8. Absolute Stunning Shots Mingfei A dedicated photographer capturing each moment Excellent work :))

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  9. I love cicada!!But they are super noisy>.>

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  10. RE:Philip
    Thank you! I enjoy doing this very much.

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  11. RE:Wind Walker...
    You know you are a lucky guy. In many places of China we can't hear their songs any more because the enviroment they live in has been damaged seriously.

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  12. O..0.0..well good luck finding cicadas...=)...and I'm a girl...not boy..>.>...

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  13. RE:Wind Walker...
    Yes I know you are girl(*^◎^*)

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  14. xD...haha...your a luckly guy to get to take so many beautiful pictures..=)..your from china right??have you seen the great wall of china??

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  15. RE:Wind Walker...
    Great Wall is just located near the Beijing, the city I live in now! Haha! A lot of people like going there and take photos, I visited it when I first came to Beijing in 2004. I am planning to go there again sometimes, maybe this year.

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  16. Ohhh..0.0..if possible..couldyou please take some pictures of the great wall???I've always wanted to see it..=)

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  17. RE:Wind Walker...
    No problem!

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  18. Très belles photos! beautiful!

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