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1 TOP TEN Challenge Placement Sept 12, 2011

Sept. 12, 2011 This ART was Placed in the TOP TEN in a Challenge in the Group;
The Challenge; Urban Jungle

Congratulations to Martin Smart my Fellow Artist and Top Ten Winner in this Challenge also to the additional artist who placed in this challenge; Honored to be among you . This work and the work of all those featured in this challenge is on display and availabel for purchase @ this link

Beautiful Dragon Fly amazing facts:

With four dainty but powerful wings, the dragonfly is considered the world’s fastest flying insect, and unlike other winged insects it has great acrobatic mobility due to the fact that the front and back wings beat in opposite directions.

Each eye has more than 30,000 light-sensing facets that are actually 30,000 tiny eyes within each eye. This unique eye structure allows them to detect the slightest movement and provides them with a 360-degree field of vision, even completely behind. I was able to get quite close to the dragonfly in my garden and observed his large eyes rotating around as he looked at me — it was fascinating

The dragonfly’s metamorphosis is much like the butterfly or the story of the ugly duckling. The unattractive nymph climbs up out of the water and onto a reed or rock until the dragonfly emerges, with its beautiful, intricately webbed iridescent wings and eventually flies away. Black and colorless at first, after a few days to a week the adult dragonfly will begin to develop its dazzling color, which can range from bright hues of red, orange and golden to blue, green and purple. Many bear luminous stripes in contrasting colors down their long, slender bodies.

Dragonflies have inhabited the earth for more than 300 million years and have changed very little from their prehistoric form. The oldest fossilized dragonfly that has been found is said to be 320 million years old

Many of our world’s dragonflies are beginning to vanish due to deforestation, pesticides and pollution. By using pesticides to kill the mosquitoes, we also kill their natural predators, therefore upsetting the delicate balance of nature.

In order to help with the environment I’ve chosen proceeds of this work be donated to ID#13852

I have been providing patriotic philanthropic photography for approximally 15 years. This is giving me an opportunity to give back to those who have served for us our freedom

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  • Gordo
    Gordoalmost 7 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks!

    – leih2008

  • KMorral
    KMorralalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful shot! Great focus, well caught.

  • Hi KMorral,
    I appreciate your stopping in to comment in on my dragon fly photo. This was one of my first macro shots of a bug (-: xoxoxo

    – leih2008

  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanalmost 7 years ago


  • Hi Suzanne,
    Thanks so much for stopping in to comment on this little dragon fly. THis was one of the first little bugs I was able to capture in my lens in macro (-: xoxoxo (-: Have a great day (-:

    – leih2008

  • NuckleHeadSteph
    NuckleHeadStephalmost 7 years ago

    omgosh amazing! I’m a dragonfly nut! GREAT Capture!

  • Thanks! I was so delighted I had never seen one so amazingly beautiful. It just hung out for the most wonderful time. I was so delighted to see the gift it left me with a smile. Thanks!

    – leih2008

  • Jocelyn Hyers
    Jocelyn Hyersalmost 7 years ago

    beautiful capture … love the colouring …

  • Hi Jocelyn,
    Thanks so much for taking a moment to comment on my dragon fly. This was one of the first macros I tried on a bug (-: xoxoxo

    – leih2008

  • MDossat
    MDossatalmost 7 years ago

    Oh wow, that’s a really cool looking dragon fly. Nice capture.

  • Hi MDossat,
    Thanks so much for commenting on my Dragon Fly. I had so much fun trying to capture it in macro. It was my first one. PS we used to have a kitty with the same coloring as yours his name was Darondo (-: xx

    – leih2008

  • leih2008
    leih2008almost 7 years ago

    I was so excited about this dragon fly. Stopping by for a little photo shoot in my back yard. I’ve nick named it “hope”. I never knew the gift it gave me until I opened all my photos once inside on my desktop. Lovely little dragonfly! I’m 3 years from having breast cancer surgery. Holding the camera shooting photos of the dragon fly for about 45 minutes was tiring, but such a GIFT for us all!

  • Dave Sandersfeld
    Dave Sandersfeldalmost 7 years ago

    Incredible message and photo backup of why to respect Nature. It brings such joy into our backyards. Why nuc it?

  • Hi Dave (-: Thanks for your comments on the Dragon Fly. Much appreciated (-: xx Lei H

    – leih2008

  • vigor
    vigorabout 5 years ago

    This is a cool shot, this guy looks like he’s smiling! ;>

  • Hi, Yes and difinately brightened my day (-: Thank you for your comment. LeiH

    – leih2008

  • Marlana Marry
    Marlana Marryabout 5 years ago

    that is an absolutely fantastic shot!

  • Hi Mariana, Thank you for your comment. I loved the visit from this amazing creature in my garden (-: LeiH

    – leih2008

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