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506views/24 faves/20 January 2012

Captured in my garden, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital XTI, with Sigma 150mm F2.8 Apo Macro DG Lens, Aperture 5.6, Shutter Speed 1/400 ISO 400

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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 possess 6 legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well.

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.


closeup, dragonfly, garden, insect, insects, wildlife, summer, macro, larry trupp, umpa1

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Huge WOW!!!!!! Love it Larry!!

  • Hi Rosie
    I appreciate your comments
    And the fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 4 years ago

    Wow that is one incredible and detailed closeup!

  • Thanks Joanne
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 4 years ago

    Wow Larry. This is incredibly beautiful. :>)) Leslie

  • Thanks Leslie
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks Lori
    I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 4 years ago

    fantastic Larry. That is quite the macro shot

  • Thanks Dave
    Much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    Incredibly beautiful,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic Larry!

  • Hi Lee-Anne
    Thanks for your comments
    Much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsabout 4 years ago

    WOW! Amazing close-up!

  • Hi Zee Zee
    I appreciate your comments
    Thanks for the fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayabout 4 years ago

    Yoweeeeee!!!!!! that’s FANTASTIC!!!! and beautiful!!!!!

  • Hi Robin
    I appreciate your comments
    Thanks for the fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 4 years ago

    Amazing micro, we been taking micros like this in Boston Camera Club, by connecting 2 lenses one in reverse and special build flush,

  • Good Morning Luda
    I appreciate your kind comments
    Thanks ever so much

    – Larry Trupp

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