Common Darter III
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|COMMON DARTER (Sympetrum striolatum) |
Dragonflies belong to the Order Odonata which means "toothed jaws".
Their names give a clue to their identity: Hawkers cruise at eye level ; Darters dash from place to place ; and Skimmers fly low over the water.
HABITAT & FOOD NEEDS.....
The commonest species breed on ordinary farm and garden ponds.
Fast flowing streams and rivers are shunned by most dragonflies.
Bogs and wet heath land support the most diverse species of dragonfly.
Adult dragonflies feed on flying insects especially small flies, midges and mosquitoes.
Dragonfly larvae feed on moving prey such as water fleas, snails, tadpoles and small fish.
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it's a pretty dragonfly sitting there so nice with a good background.
I also took several shots this year of such dragons. It's always so amazing when they let you come near, I love them.
Thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda
Very good shot. Great POV and very good details. Good visual impact. TFS.
- [2006-01-30 18:09]
Hi Sochirca, nice shot. Good colours and details, very interesting composition and framing too. Well done.
I like the compo and the frame. Great initiative Dan. The details are sharp. Very well done.