|Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy)
|Date Taken: 2009-06-13|
|Exposure: f/5.8, 1/160 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-09-17 23:48|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A dragonfly is a type of 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 are similar to damselflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Even though dragonflies possess 6 legs like any other insect, they are not capable of walking.|
Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic.
Nymphs can deliver a painful bite when threatened. The wound should be cleaned thoroughly to prevent water-borne infections.
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- [2009-09-18 1:57]
really wonderful dragonfly....but somewhat blured i feel...
Ciao Achim, great capture of beautiful red dragonfly, splendid light and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
excellent close-up photo of this red colored dragonfly,
fine POV at its level, fine focus excellent sharpness
and details, beautiful luminosity, TFS