Dragonflies

grebeman

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The first Hairy Dragonfly of the year hatched at Slapton on 20th May. Photographed whilst still hardening its wings, hence wings closed until last shot when they were being vibrated at high speed (shot taken at 1/320 in overcast conditions) to warm up the insects flight muscles prior to its first ever flight.

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All shots taken on Panasonic G1 with Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens

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Fantastic and I don't even care for insects in general, though I somehow don't think of dragonflies as insects but often feel as though they're flying jewels. That last one is superb!
 

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Fantastic and I don't even care for insects in general, though I somehow don't think of dragonflies as insects but often feel as though they're flying jewels. That last one is superb!

Jewels they might be, but as far as other insects are concerned they are fearsome predators more than capable of tackling wasps and the like.

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Great shots. Thanks.
 

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