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Yea it wasn't hard to catch the one I got. For one there was about 100 just in the yard, but the fact that it did stay on things longer then a usual dragonfly!


Now that you say that it looks like its hanging on for dear life, it does. Haha!


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it does mbrutus maybe it the new species hangonfly.naniani :D

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Haha!


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I particularly like the shadow on the lake =)

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Yeah, this one is special, Serenity!

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I took all these good dragonfly shots at the water hole outside my cottage.

Well, here it sits (Four-spotted Chaser):
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Now it’s trying to catch some food:
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Food catched (just below its mouth – one can even see reflected light and shadows on its meal), so now it’s time to eat :D
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Well, it’s always good to have a friend invited for dinner.
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Here is a closer look at him (Broad-bodied Chaser):
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All the shots were taken with my super cheap Tamron 70-300mm lens :D


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next to da ducks, this is becoming one of my favorite spots on the Labs..I am so impressed with these....what's the difference between damsel flies, and dragon flies...and I never knew dragon flies smiled, but they DO and the colors, omg, the lace wings..gorgeous..keep this thread going...it is sure a fun one.

So much talent here...old shaker hand, you were not shakey here...me thinks you jest! and serenity, you know you got it going on...MBrutus, exquisite shot, this is a nice spot to hang out in...great work, beautiful subjects, well captured...

perfect!!



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...old shaker hand, you were not shakey here...me thinks you jest!

Some 10 years ago when I was a teenager I used to shake a lot with my hands as I had Parkinson or something similar. Once I held a piece of paper that my mother was trying to read … she believed that it was a joke and called me Old-shaker-hand hoping to make me stop. Luckily I found out that the handshaking was caused by food intolerance to cereals, especially wheat. So today I don’t shake any more … but back in time I did. So today I REALLY AM an Old-shaker-hand ;) But okay, the name is funnier today than back then.

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what's the difference between damsel flies, and dragon flies

Damselflies are usually smaller, their wings sit parallel to the body and they have more separate eyes.

Anyway I think it’s funny to see how different the dragonfly species really are. Not just in colours but also in shape and not to forget hairs: my four-spotted Chaser looks more like a bee :D


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Capturing the wings from the back.

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Thanks patti for the compliment! I'm with you on this one too I love this thread! It is so much fun to go out and capture these creatures, and even more to post them here and see what people think!


I don't know if it's just Florida but there has been so many dragonflies around! Ever sense hurricane Fey even came close there has been more around then I have seen in my life! It's a good thing that it's just dragonflies and not something a little more angry like a bee or a wasp! I might go out today if the storm lets up a bit and it dries! Hopefully ill be able to get a lot of the little guys in 1 picture to show you how many I mean!

Well it looks like the storm is passing so outside I go! I will see if I get any good ones today and post another!


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There were no good shots of all the dragonflies and for some reason, I couldn't find one on a plant or something.

Oh well! I'll keep looking!


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MBrutus....are there any quacks about...feel free to put any waddles you want on da duck O the day.

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Unfortunately I live in the city so I really don't see very many unless I go to the park and look for them. I might go this weekend to look for them just for that. I have to see how the weather is.


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Thomas and kost80 your shots are amazing, they pushed my eyes into my head

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I agree with amped_27.


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