Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Nymphs and Nibbles

The pond attracted a lot of interest from dragonflys last year. We witnessed many dragonflys depositing eggs in the water whilst perching from a rock or plant. This week we have just witnessed the aquatic water nymph of the dragonfly emerge from the water and metamorphose into the most beautiful flying creature. I took the opportunity to try our a bit of macro photography and fairly pleased with the result. If you zoom in on the picture you can see much more detail - give it a go...they really are beautiful.

The empty shell underneath the dragonfly is the outer skin/membrane of the nymph that it has emerged from. It is a good time to photograph them as they need to dry their wings and gain warmth in the morning sun before flying away into the distance.

The vegetable garden is looking good with great crops of mange tout, peas and salad. The peas however, are under attack from the mice....Wentworth and Gawber please note.

Tomatoes protected from the sea mists.

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