Blue dragonfly in her transparent dress! by Elizabeth Kendall
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Dragonflies and damselflies long ago became the most meticulous, curious, and effective flying machines an aeronautical engineer could ever imagine. Why are they so agile in the air? Most bugs have four wings, which operate “in phase” with each other, as aeronautical engineers say. Dragonflies have four wings, which operate “out of phase” with each other if the dragonfly so chooses. Out of phase wings create an incredible flying machine that turns on a dime, climbs or dives like lightning, yaws or rolls with almost unbelievable dexterity. Dragonflies put the clumsy bumblebee to shame. Dragonflies live most of their lives in water and survive best in water that is clean and full of oxygen. There’s a reason they’ve lived for so long without changing much…they didn’t have to change much because they’re good at what they do.
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Pic taken in a river near Lydenburg, South Africa.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Nature
Canon PowerShot S51S

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dragonfly, blue, damselfly, lydenburg, south africa, wings, transparent, live, water, river, creature, small, animal, elizabeth kendall

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  • Rina Greeff
    Rina Greeffover 2 years ago

    Lieflik! – hulle vliet ook so overal hier rond by ons waar daar iewers ’n klammigheidjie is!

  • Dankie Rina….en dis nie dat hulle juis vreeslik lank op een plek rustig sit nie, ek was heel bly oor die gelukskoot!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture Elizabeth. There are zillions of dragonflies around my area this year, and also butterflies.

  • Wonderful!! Thanks Lynda for your lovely support! I enjoy the different colour dragonflies here!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    Sy is al te pragtig Liz, wonderlike foto!

  • Dankie dat jy haar een van jou gunstelinge gemaak het Maree! Dankie vir die mooi kompliment!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Oupoot
    Oupootover 2 years ago

    Mooi foto Elizabeth soos meeste insekte moeilik om te neem

  • Baie dankie Oupoot, waardeer!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    What a magnificent blue, beautifully captured Elizabeth

  • Thanks so very much Andrea!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    12 Jan 2012

  • Baie dankie, jy maak my hart so bly!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    12 January 2012 – 2 images per day

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    I never saw one this dark blue, they are such fascinating creatures!

  • Thanks Viv, it was a nice surprise for me too!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • lenslife
    lenslifeover 2 years ago

    Prachtig!! Gorgeous shot!

  • Many thanks, I appreciate your comment and the fav!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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