It's a while since I've posted, but today I finally managed to get some shots of something that I've been after for a while but not previously witnessed. I was out by the ornamental pond in the Arts A 'quad' and noticed a damselfly on one of the plants along the edge of the pond. It was in the process of emerging from the nymph stage, and was mostly out of its shell (exuvia). I didn't capture the whole process, but here are a couple of shots from the sequence I did manage. I think it's a blue-tailed variant, which are common around the campus ponds.
I mentioned a swallow in the title. Now that is an excuse because the shots were taken last week at Chichester Marina, where I stopped off for a few minutes on my way to a meeting at Chichester University. The young swallows were perched on the edge of a yacht, waiting to be fed.