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Dragon Fly Dance

Dragon Fly Dance
Photo Information
Copyright: Royanto FX (royanto) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 11] (384)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot G7
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-12 12:44
Viewed: 3407
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Arthropoda
Class : Insecta
Order : Odonata
Suborder : Epiprocta
Infraorder: Anisoptera

Life cycle

The life cycle of the dragonfly, from egg to death of adult, varies from six months to as much as six or seven years[citation needed]. Female dragonflies lay eggs in or near water, often in or on floating or emergent plants. Most of the life cycle is spent in the larval (naiad, aka nymph) form, beneath the water surface, using internal gills to breathe, and catching other invertebrates or even vertebrates such as tadpoles and fish. In the adult (flying) stage, larger species of dragonfly can live as long as four months.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2007-05-12 13:24]

Hola Royanto,
elegant geometry and division of the picture by the dragonfly's abdomen and the twig resulting in a beautiful composition. Optimal point of view, nice natural colours and high sharpness ad to the quality of the picture.
Best wishes, Peter

who said dragonflies were easy to photo, there is always going to be something out of focus at this angle, perhaps that is why so many take them from above, but this makes a better photo.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-05-13 16:26]

hi Royanto, excelent shot of this red fallow. Good POV and useful intro,

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