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Shake hands?
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Copyright: Tanja Almazan (sily) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sily's photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-09 12:53
Viewed: 5027
Points: 18
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Believed or not insects love me more than I like that, I never had a problem to hold them in my hands or take them of my clothes. They just keep buzzing around me and I love them!

I found him at evening almost night, so he couldn't see very good, I picked him of the grass to take some pictures and after I returned him on his branch to sleep.
I'm sorry I had to cut such a beautiful photo, but the size is limited and resizing didn't really work.

"Emperor Dragon fly"

Dragonfly is any insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta.

Dragonflies typically eat mosquitoes, small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as "nymphs", are aquatic. Dragonflies do not bite or sting humans; in fact, they are valued as a predator that helps control the populations of harmful insects, such as mosquitoes.
The life cycle of the dragonfly, from egg to death of adult, varies from six months to as much as six or seven years. 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 (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.
Dragonflies have very good eyesight due to their unique eye structure. Dragonflies have up to 30,000 facets to their compound eyes; each one is a separate light-sensing organ or ommatidium, arranged to give nearly a 360° field of vision. A dragonfly can move in such a way as to project itself as a stationary object while speedily attacking its victims

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Hi Tanja,
how have you managed to have this beautiful big dragon on your hand?
They are so shy, I never saw this species sitting still longer than a few moments.
The smaller ones are not so shy and they also gave me a lot of chances to come near.
A wonderful shot, I love it, wow!
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Recato (139)
  • [2006-04-09 13:55]

Very nice close-up. Nice colors as well.

Intresting nighttime veiw. DOF looks a little short, but diffult with compacts to do much better. Ident is Anax imperitor (Emperor Dragonfly ) male

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-04-09 15:19]

I do not understand how, and what you did to get one in your hands!!! I think I am jelous! lol! Very nice close up Tanja. A very clear and sharp image. TFS. Gabriel

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-09 22:51]

Very nice capture!
The details are excllent.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-04-19 14:25]

Hi Tanja,

Very nice capture.
Excellent details and colours.
Well done!

TFS :-)

This is my favorite among your pictures...beautiful picture, beautiful animal, very well done!

Waw, very sharp. I think the flash is a bit strong, but colours are beautiful.

j'ai l'impression que vous avez un don pour attirer les libellules.
belles couleurs lumiere et netteté.

Merhaba Tanja,
Bukadar samimi olmayı nasıl başardınız merak ettim,
Herhalde çok sıcak kanlısınızdır,
Biz atraplarla bir yıl uğraştık ve sadece iki tane yakalayabilmiştik anaxlardan,
Sizi tebrik ediyorum.
En güzel dileklerimle hoşcakalın.

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