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A nother Dragonfly


A nother Dragonfly
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Copyright: quang duc (cohoi) (81)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f3.5-5.6 II, Kingston CF 2GB 100x
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-10 5:20
Viewed: 4171
Points: 1
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Scientific classification:


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Odonata
Suborder: Epiprocta
Infraorder: Anisoptera


A dragonfly is any insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Dragonflies do not normally bite or sting humans (though they will bite in order to escape, for example, if grasped by the abdomen); in fact, they are valued as a predator that helps control the populations of harmful insects, such as mosquitoes


From Wikipedia.

More information can find out in:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonfly.

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Good image, you got the dragonfly well focused.
I like using Wikipedia article.
If you have time and Photoshop, it would be nice to alter the colour balance or desaturate the background colours which compete with the insect's hues.

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