Anisoptera by LjMaxx

A dragonfly is a type of insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. 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 are also the fastest flying insect.

Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their larvae, known as “nymphs”, are aquatic.

Nymphs can deliver a painful bite when threatened. The wound should be cleaned thoroughly to prevent water-borne infections.

Nikon D60~
N.Eastern Ct. 2008


  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 6 years ago

    beautiful capture, excellent clarity, great informative comment !
    my best, francis.

  • Hey Francis.. Many Thanks to you! :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome capture, I’ve not seen a blue one before, thanks for the info also..gina

  • Blue ones are common here,, I like the red ones and the blk-yellow striped ones.. They are far less seen here.. Thanks Gina! :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 6 years ago

    Just gorgeous LJ!!! Such nice detail and DOF. A fav for sure!
    Did you know there is a Dragonfly group on here? I still don’t know how to do the link. lol

  • Hi Ginny. Thank you!!! Yes.. I did know.. Cool.. Hope you got my b-m.. :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvillealmost 6 years ago

    What an awesome capture!!! LOVE the other one as well!! GREAT!!!

  • Thanks so much Daisy! :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing detail Lj….beautiful shots!!

  • Hello Wendi.. T.Y.. Have a grand weekend too~ :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Anthony Hedger Photography
    Anthony Hedger...almost 6 years ago

    a wonderful capture Lj, I love dragonfly’s and this is a beauty

  • Me too A.. They are challenging to chase around for sure.. Thanks so much here~ :) oxo

    – LjMaxx

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 6 years ago

    excellent close ups

  • Thanks Luda!!! :)

    – LjMaxx

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 6 years ago


  • Hi Lori.. Many Thanks to you here~ :)

    – LjMaxx

  • Van Coleman
    Van Colemanalmost 6 years ago


  • Pleased for your visit-comment Van.. T.Y..:)

    – LjMaxx

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 6 years ago

    Great macro!

  • Hey Rick. T.Y… :)

    – LjMaxx

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