Dragonfly Hunting in Northamptonshire and The Soke of Peterborough
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Downy Emerald emergence timelapse
I've been keen to try out the intervalometer on my new Canon 7D mark 2 on an emerging dragonfly, so when I located this Downy Emerald I set the camera up to shoot 1 picture every 10 seconds. Video works at around 25 frames a second, so for 1 second of video I needed to record about 3 mins of actual time. In total, I took about 1000 images of the full emergence and then cut the process down into the two key stages. There was quite a breeze so the reed moved a little between frames, hence why it looks jerky. I learnt a lot during this time, and in the subsequent processing and my next attempt will be much better.