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First Shot of Dragonfly!


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#1 mtyburski

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:35 PM

This is actually a Damselfly, related to the dragonfly!

 

Entomology is an interesting science, because it involves the insects and terrestrials we use for this great sport! I have a Sony HDR-CX240 which takes great close-ups and may have gotten lucky with this shot. My experience with photography is in it's infancy! It was a sunny May afternoon, and the wind was blowing pretty hard. Glad to have gotten this photo!

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:29 PM

Nice photo, they usually fly off before you can get a close up like that.


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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

 I saw a documentary on Dragon Flies and those suckers are wicked insects. 



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 11:57 PM

Im pretty sure that is a damselfly not a dragonfly. Not trying to be a prick or anything, just wanted to let you know. Nice picture by the way!!!



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 12:04 AM

Im pretty sure that is a damselfly not a dragonfly. Not trying to be a prick or anything, just wanted to let you know. Nice picture by the way!!!



I was thinking the same, damsels rest wings back, dragons rest wings out to the side. Still a very nice picture regardless!
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Posted 14 July 2014 - 06:28 PM

It's a pretty photo ... but I would have liked it better if you had the whole bug in there.  I know, you were "lucky" to get what you got, and it is nice and clear ... still ....


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Posted 14 July 2014 - 09:25 PM

It is a damselfly, not dragonfly!



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:43 PM

Im pretty sure that is a damselfly not a dragonfly. Not trying to be a prick or anything, just wanted to let you know. Nice picture by the way!!!

Thank you...Did not know there was a difference...I Googled it and now I know...Learn something new everyday...lol



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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

It's a pretty photo ... but I would have liked it better if you had the whole bug in there.  I know, you were "lucky" to get what you got, and it is nice and clear ... still ....

It has a pretty blue hue to it that's for sure...