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There wern't many butterflies at the gardens for some reason but there were plenty of dragonflies.


This little guy was drinking in the morning sunlight when I first arrived.

Taken at the Community Garden in Singapore Chinese Garden.

Caught this little Amberwing out in the front yard this afternoon. I've had two young grandchildren staying here the past few days so haven't been able to check out your recent posts but will get back to you soon.

Remembering Summer June - 5

Essex Wildlife Trust, Fingeringhoe Wick.

Photo walk 25th June 2017.

Salinas da Figueira da Foz


A picture sometimes conerys a feeling.,, and this for us was one of those., it has that 'summer' feeling that we will long for once the long months of winter arrive and everything is looking so grey and dead.



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One more dragonfly before fall takes them away!

(This is a handheld shot taken with a Nikon D80 coupled with a Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens)


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dragonfly, libellule, cette libellule mesure un peux plus de 8 cm

this dragonfly can measure a greater than 8 cm, Par

Dragonfly hanging on a wire rod. Please view large.


Dragonflies are one of the only creatures on this planet that undergo a complete transmutation from a water nymph to a winged dragonfly. The spirit of dragonfly is special, and they are messengers to those who are listening.

Mature males are dark blue with black heads.

They are larger than the Blue dashers.


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Blue Dasher - Pachydiplax longipennis



With a big smile on his face!


Explore #172 on July 28th, 2008

Dragonfly’s eyes have about 30,000 lenses and have a full 360-degree field of vision, but they don’t see details very well. A human eye only has one lens and sees better than a dragonfly, but only to the front and side.

Typically dragonflies are very flitty creatures but this one was quite friendly and let me take a nice macro shot of him.

Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator).

For me is amazing to photograph tiny insects like the dragonflies. Incredible acrobats and they don seem to mind being photograph at all. The down part of photographing these guys is that you have to get into the skirts of lakes or rivers to get close to them, and by doing that get dirty, but their photos are amazing!


To learn more about them:


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Photography is my passion, and nature photography is my favorite.


I have been in Explore for more that a hundred times, and it is an awesome experience to have your photos showcased in such a special way.


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I thank your for coming today, for leaving a comment, and make a favorite of yours this photo, (if that is the case) thanks again!


The best part of this forum is the contacts and friends that I have made over the years, that have the same passion for this art that is called photography!




It was as if this dragonfly caught a sunbeam and just wanted to bask in its glory...Wishing you a wonderful weekend..Thank you very much for viewing my photo ! I truly appreciate any faves, comments and awards! :blush:

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No crop...just as framed in the camera. File size reduced. Most satisfying detail shot yet of one of these dragonflies. Large is nice.




Nikon D7100. Tamron 180mm macro. 1/400th @ f/13. ISO 1250. EV = 0.0

Dragonflies - Libelle


The dragonflies (Odonata) form an order within the class of insects (Insecta). Of the 5680 known species (as of 2008) [1] in Central Europe occur about 85. The wingspan of the animals is in general between 20 and 110 mm, the type Megaloprepus coerulatus (Zygoptera, Pseudostigmatidae, so a "small" dragonfly), however, can even reach a maximum span of 190 mm.


Die Libellen (Odonata) bilden eine Ordnung innerhalb der Klasse der Insekten (Insecta). Von den 5680 bekannten Arten (Stand: 2008)[1] treten in Mitteleuropa etwa 85 auf. Die Flügelspannweite der Tiere beträgt in der Regel zwischen 20 und 110 mm, die Art Megaloprepus coerulatus (Zygoptera, Pseudostigmatidae; also eine „Klein“libelle) kann allerdings sogar eine maximale Spannweite von 190 mm erreichen.

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Heat and humidity here. Lots of things are flourishing.

I was walking around looking for wildflowers to photograph when this beauty came flying by, the more photos I took of her the closer she let me get! She is quite colorful!


Found this Pink looking dragonfly at the Fairhope Pier.



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