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|Damselflies and dragonflies spend the greater part of their lives as larvae, sometimes as much as three years. The larvae are predatory hunters, feeding on other water creatures that also lurk amongst the waterweed. When ready to emerge, the larva climbs up a plant stem free of the water and, once the insectís outer case has dried and split, the final perfect damselfly frees itself from the chrysalis by arching its body backwards. Once free, the adult insect pumps blood into its wing veins until the wings are fully expanded.|
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- [2008-09-06 11:59]
Hi Sochirca . Or should it be Dan. Anyway this is a fine close up of the Dragonfly which you have captured with good detail and sharp focusing. Bright natural colours. and good use of the light. wel ldone TFS.
- [2008-09-18 3:19]
What a fine close-up of this dragonfly posing on the dead reed. Great focus, sharp details and natural colours. I like the light and the blue background with a few reeds.
TFS and regards, Ulla
Hello Sochirca. I have never seen dragonfly in this color before. You have captured it really well on that semi-circular stem. Sharp focus against the pleasing blue background. Well done and best regards. Jusni