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Dragonfly II.

Dragonfly II.
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-21 23:56
Viewed: 2535
Points: 10
[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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καλημέρα γείτονα
φως χρώμα και κοντινή λήψη,ένα ενδιαφέρων πολύ καλό αποτέλεσμα,όμορφη φωτό
καλή συνέχεια

These are the kind of images that i love , its an excellent mega macro . I liked the colors and the DOF. I did not know that dragonfly nymphs can deliver a painful bite when threatened ;-)

Hello Nikos,

Extra points for super macro!


Great detail, an accurate and balanced light. Great angle of capture, very well used for a composition very suitable and pleasing to the eye.

Excellent work, my congratulations to you!


Hello Nikos
a great macro with fine details, splendid contrast and excellent sharpness.

  • Great 
  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-23 8:28]

Bonjour Nokos,

Beau point de vue sur cette libellule, belle composition!
La lumière est aussi bien gérée!



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