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Face to face with Dragonfly
Red Skimmer Dragonfly of the Spring Mountains, Nevada.

I took this photo on top of Big Falls near the spring in July 2007.
She was hunting up there for flies.


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Voted 10/10

A cherry on wings!
Posted Jul 22, 2007 4:43 am

VladislavWhat an encounter!


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How close did you have to get to take this photo? As always, your wildlife shots are amazing!
Posted Jul 22, 2007 2:33 pm

Anya JingleRe: What an encounter!

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Thanks Vlad. I sat down near the dragonfly and stretched my arms putting the camera slowly right in front of its face to get this macro. It was a fun challenge. Cheers
Posted Jul 22, 2007 6:51 pm

AzraAmazing shot!


Voted 10/10

I like it!
Posted Jul 22, 2007 4:53 pm

Anya JingleRe: Amazing shot!

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Thanks Azra. I still haven't succeeded in taking photos of the blue ones. There were many of them in the same area where this red one, but they just kept flying around and didn't land on anything. Maybe someday.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 6:54 pm

Antonio GianiBravissima Anya...

Antonio Giani

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Ciao Antonio
Posted Jul 23, 2007 2:41 am

Anya JingleRe: Bravissima Anya...

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Grazie Antonio :)
Posted Jul 23, 2007 3:53 pm

hiltrud.liuThat's almost incredible!


Voted 10/10

What a beautiful insect!
Posted Jul 25, 2007 5:22 pm

Anya JingleRe: That's almost incredible!

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Thanks Hiltrud. They look even more majestic when they are in flight. I like to watch them.
Posted Jul 25, 2007 5:26 pm

NewDayRisingVery Nice


Voted 10/10

I love dragonflies. I grew up with a man-made pond in my backyard, where we'd get a variety of wildlife and insect visitors.
Posted Dec 10, 2007 12:51 am

Anya JingleRe: Very Nice

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. It is fun to watch them hunt and rest by the water.
Posted Dec 10, 2007 1:36 am

bijan_tangoReady to fly!


Voted 10/10

micro Helicopter of the animal world ... so perfect flying machine that i cant help admiring them... very nice shot and thanks for posting..
have fun
Posted Apr 10, 2008 4:50 pm

Anya JingleRe: Ready to fly!

Anya Jingle

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Yes, they are definitely amazing and tireless. I would love to take a close up like that of a blue one sometime, but so far I had much more luck with the red ones. Thanks for the comment.
Posted Apr 10, 2008 5:04 pm

Jeremy HakesFantastic!

Jeremy Hakes

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Great shot! I wish this amazing hunter much success eating mosquitos.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 12:11 pm

Anya JingleRe: Fantastic!

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Thank you. I also cheer for all kinds of creatures that find mosquitos to be a delicacy!
Posted Jul 13, 2008 7:32 pm

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on Jul 22, 2007 2:26 am

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Object Title: Face to face with Dragonfly

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