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This handsome specimen is a common site around the lake in front of our home here in Southeast Missouri. A dragonfly is a double-winged insect belonging to the order Odonata. They are characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can sometimes be mistaken for damselflies. 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 possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are some of the fastest insects in the world. Dragonflies are important predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, wasps, and very rarely butterflies. They are usually found around marshes, lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae, known as “nymphs”, are aquatic. Some 5680 different species of dragonflies are known in the world today.
(Source ~ Wikipedia)

Nikon D40X with Nikkor 300mm VR lens on manual focus and max zoom

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  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    I love dragonflies and this is such a beautiful capture!

  • Thank you very much

    – barnsis

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 2 years ago

    A beauty dear brother and great shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Sis,

    – barnsis

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 2 years ago

    Oh wow, this is superb !!!

  • Thank you, I used a little of your art (:>) on it

    – barnsis

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture, love the post treatment!

  • Thank you Sis, it was just to plain with out the flood

    – barnsis

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 2 years ago

    superb work Byron!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful!!!!!

  • Thank you Lori

    – barnsis

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingalmost 2 years ago

    gorgeous

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Mike  Kinney
    Mike Kinneyalmost 2 years ago

    Perfect

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Byron…….

  • Thank you Mr T

    – barnsis

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 2 years ago

    It looks beautiful Byron!

  • Thank you Ellen

    – barnsis

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