oh dear! I wasn't sure if the dragonfly was even still alive at first
then I could see a leg moving, so I tried ever so carefully to pull some web away from it.
I didn't want to pull a wing off, and doing this with my left hand ...it wasn't easy
Even had time to walk indoors and get my camera....again, to get these photos was a miracle, aiming haphazardly and clicking the button with my left hand. Not the best of shots, but a record of the event at least.
I'd hoped the dragonfly might've fluttered onto a nearby plant where I could have taken another photo, but instead it just silently lifted off and jetset into the air; off off and away.....
Looking over the photos I'm not sure all legs are intact, but I'm sure it's fate in the spider-web would have meant a worse scenario.
Read more from my article on Helium (if you wish), about 'the lifespan of a dragonfly' here .