Video of a Hatching Dragonfly

Every once in a while you hit it just right. I was guiding a pair of fly fishers on Little River last week when I noticed a dragonfly nymph crawling up a rock. I pointed it out to my anglers, took a few photographs and even a few seconds of video. At that moment it hit me I had a pretty good chance of capturing something pretty cool.

I set up my camera for time lapse photos, focused on the nymph, and went on about the day and hoped for the best while we continued our day fishing up the river. The nymph shifted just enough after I left so that the focus isn’t as crisp as I’d like, but it’s pretty cool just the same. The time lapse portion was about two hours.

Just goes to show miracles happen all around us if we watch close enough to see them..