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Dragon Fly

Dragon Fly
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Copyright: Caleb Hershberger (rocko) (264)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-29
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-30 8:11
Viewed: 1959
Points: 4
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I don't know what kind of dragon fly this is but I hope that you can tell me.Dragon flys are very intresting if you look close at the back of this dragon fly it looks like a airplane motor.A bee flaps its wings about 300 times per second, but a dragonfly flaps its wings at only about 30 beats per second. dragonflies have two sets of wings so they donít have to beat them as much to fly.A dragonfly is a very strong and good flyer, and can fly at speeds of up to 36 miles per hour.There are about 5,000 different species of dragonflies all over the world except in Antarctica. 450 of the species can be found in the United States and about 80 species in British Columbia. most of the 5,000 species are found in remote, tropical areas.A dragonflyís eyes have about 30,000 lenses and a dragonfly can see all the way around, (it's like a monster camera.) a human eye only has one lens and sees better than a dragonfly, but only to the front and side of them.

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Hello Caleb,

This is an immature male Common Whitetail(Plathemis lydia). A nice image showing this ode perching in it's very natural & prototypical habitat.



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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-30 19:14]

Hello Caleb,
Great shot of this very attractive Common Whitetail dragonfly. Love the low POV you chose and the nice detail. Your camera is really doing a good job for you. Very informative notes. Well done!!

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