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Summer Dragonfly

The Amazing Dragonfly

  • 22 June 2019
  • Author: TrueToad
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Summer Dragonfly

After some Googling for dragonflies I became motivated and decided to go out and hunt them down with my macro setup.  I admit, I do love Dragonflies. Dragonflies take me back to my childhood and with so many varieties, they are the most beautiful and amazing insects that grace natural space.  What a challenge to photograph, with the big eyes and quick reflexes, the dragonfly don't hang around too long and sense changes in the light which warn of predators.

Dragonflys are Amazing and here is why: Did you know the Dragonfly can process sight at nearly 200 frames per second, faster than any insect which gives the Dragonfly the ability to track and devour other flying insects.  I have a video link below.


What's better than a hot, humid day to take a few photos of one of my favorite insects? So, I drove to a wetland area and soon discovered the biting deer flies.  Oh, my!@$%!!!! I was not prepared for the onslaught and having not repellent my only hope was to break off some grasses growing on the side of the path and attempted to fight my way through the attack.

These Photos are the results of my efforts, bite marks and all - Summer Fun!


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