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On The Feather


On The Feather
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Copyright: Sayat Arslanlioglu (sayat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-19
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ50
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-15 5:19
Viewed: 3327
Points: 8
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from Wikipedia:

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.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants and butterflies. They are therefore valued as predators, since they help control populations of harmful insects. Dragonflies are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Adult dragonflies do not bite or sting humans, though nymphs are capable of delivering a painful (though otherwise harmless) bite.

Female dragonflies lay eggs in or near water, often on floating or emergent plants. When laying eggs, some species will submerge themselves completely in order to lay their eggs on a good surface. Most of a dragonfly's life is spent in the naiad (that is, nymph) form, beneath the water's surface, using internal gills to breathe, and using extendable jaws to catch other invertebrates or even vertebrates such as tadpoles, fish, etc. Some nymphs even hunt on land, an aptitude which could easily have been more common in ancient times when terrestrial predators were clumsier. The larval stage of large dragonflies may last as long as five years. In smaller species, this stage may last between two months and three years. When the larva is ready to metamorphose into an adult, it climbs up a reed or other emergent plant at night. Exposure to air causes the larvae to begin breathing. The skin splits at a weak spot behind the head and the adult dragonfly crawls out of its old larval skin, waits for the sun to rise, pumps up its wings, and flies off to feed on midges and flies. The adult stage of larger species of dragonfly can last as long as four months.

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A fine close up study of a dragonfly Sayat, good forms and colours captured here. However a feather is not one of the natural perches of a d.fly my friend!
Cheers,
Mehmet

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-15 11:47]

Hi Sayat.
What an interesting scene. I have not seen anything similar. A bit soft but very nice picture. My compliments.
Alexei.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-10-15 14:07]

Hi Sayat,very nice point of view to take this little dragon,the details of the eyes are impressive,excellent work,thanks for share,Luciano

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-10-18 2:25]
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Bonjour Sayat,
Quel support original pour la libellule! C'est probablement toi qui avait planté la plume dans le sable, non?
Tu sembles être interessé par ces créatures venant d'un autre âge.
Un grand merci aussi de ta visite chez mon papillon. Il était très content :-)
Bonne fin de semaine
Anne

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