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"When the sky falls to the sea ..
I won't mind;
The cause is me.
When the wind blows through the trees,
I won't mind;
The dragonfly.

Fly Dragonfly ..."


Dragonflies are popular insects today, but they haven’t always been. In some European folklore, dragonflies were associated with snakes and the devil. They were called “the devil’s darning needles”. Children were warned that if they were lying, a dragonfly would come and sew up their mouth. The long abdomen of dragonflies was mistakenly thought to be a stinger. Another common name for dragonflies was “horse-stingers”.

In much of eastern Asia, people have always liked dragonflies. Perhaps this is because they associate dragonflies with their staple food, rice. Rice is grown in water-filled fields called paddies, which are great habitat for dragonflies.

This one (metallic skimmer) was caught resting on a single stalk of rice in Southern Leyte, Philippines.

It was drying its wings, following a rain that never gave
up the ghost. Note its compound eyes.

May 9, 2010

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PeteThompsonAmazing picture

PeteThompson

Voted 10/10

I like the detail on the wings
Posted Jun 20, 2010 5:49 am

lcarreauRe: Amazing picture

lcarreau

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Taken during a recent visit to the Philippines,
thus the Asian connection. Thank you, Pete!

Actually, I was having an extremely hard time
focusing my camera in on bugs.

Summer's almost GONE in the Philippines.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 9:01 am

etai101Powerful

etai101

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found my self looking at this pic for the past 5min.
Photo of the week nuff said
Posted Jun 20, 2010 3:07 pm

lcarreauRe: Powerful

lcarreau

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Please, no ... I'd rather you go OUTSIDE
and enjoy Nature for all it's worth.

That's what I did while in SE Asia!
Posted Jun 20, 2010 8:49 pm

RayMondoThe eye of the lens

RayMondo

Voted 10/10

Since the invention of the lens, the world of insects has been revealed in amazing detail. Though there a lot of nasty little nippers out there.

Ones bed pillow soon becomes loaded with millions of dust mites, as does the matress. So renew them long before they wear out.

Land sakes, just think of 'em crawling around at night !!
Posted Jun 20, 2010 7:14 pm

lcarreauRe: The eye of the lens

lcarreau

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Right on, Sir Mondo!

When I was in the Philippines, some of the
younger generation (out from school) were
running nimble fingers through one another's
hair, searching for lice and other creepy
crawlies. YUCK ...

Not to mention the "sea urchin" that stung
the bottom of my wife's cousin's right footsie.

Yep, them scorpions are looking mighty
gentle in comparison.

And, I'm not talkin' 'bout the Rock Band.
Posted Jun 20, 2010 9:00 pm

Tomek Lodowypure pleasure

Voted 10/10

to find such beauty by chance!

best greets,

Tomek Lodowy
Posted Dec 8, 2011 5:47 pm

lcarreauRe: pure pleasure

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thanks, Tomek! It was taken during my last
trip to SE Asia.

Now, I just gotta convince my boss I'm due for
another trip.
Posted Dec 8, 2011 7:28 pm

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