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Insects #13 Dragonfly #1 (and maybe only)

By handlerstudio  
So enough already with butterflies, as beautiful as are Swallowtails, and as magical Monarchs. So it goes. A few photos of what we call generically dragonflies. I am sure that is not accurate. And, this one is certainly not a classic image of one. In fact, unless you are looking closely, either in the wild or in EPZ on a thumbnail, might be kind of hard to see, like what is this idiot doing putting up a photo of tree bark. Probably what the bug was hoping......and at this point, I am not even sure when or where this was shot.

I would like to thank my almost neighbor Jenn Taggart for her award for my last upload of a couple of Swallowtail images.

I will be away at a craft show this weekend in Marlborough Massachusetts, leaving early tomorrow morning, and next weekend at the Philadelphia Furniture Show. I will be doing little or no uploading in that time, but I will probably have too much time on my hands this weekend in the evening in my motel room, so I should be looking. If anyone wants to see my furniture, my site is

And most of all on this day, with so many of you being Brits, I want to extend my deepest sympathy for what happened today. This world right now can get so crazy....and destructive. Aside from our President. I hope that healing happens for you all.


Tags: Close-up and macro Macro nature insects Dragonflies wildlife nature

Voters: Spkr51, WesternRed, PatriciaWilson and 34 more

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Spkr51 5 United States
23 Mar 2017 1:56AM
Well spotted , great shot ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
23 Mar 2017 2:54AM
A lovely capture of Dragonflies with great texture. Well done Peter.
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
23 Mar 2017 4:20AM
Great shot Peter
Savvas511 4 158 Cyprus
23 Mar 2017 4:39AM
GrinGrinGrinnow these are shots to remember.
Well done Peter.

Take award.

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tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
23 Mar 2017 4:41AM
His windowed wings help him blend in. Good one Peter.
I also extend empathy to Londoners. The UN has a lot of work to do. TG
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
23 Mar 2017 5:03AM
Thanks for your kind words, Peter.
I think we are all in it together - wherever we live.

Great upload today.
12 10 10 England
23 Mar 2017 8:14AM
Excellent set Peter.
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2017 9:39AM
A excellent set PeterGrinGrinGrin

23 Mar 2017 9:59AM
An excellent set, Peter - the lead image is most unusual - what an amazing creation of Mother Nature.

23 Mar 2017 10:44AM
Excellent set of images
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2017 12:01PM
Stunning looking shots Peter. And yes, its a mad and crazy world.

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
23 Mar 2017 1:14PM
Great close-ups Peter.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
23 Mar 2017 2:20PM
The lead shot-- amazingly, is the Common Whitetail dragonfly--who likes to perch on rocks for warmth-- She is the female, which makes more sense, re: her name.
The last two are most enviable images of the Ebony Jeweling---damselflies-- very hard to capture!

Kudos for this collection!
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
23 Mar 2017 4:58PM
Great shot, Peter. These guys don't hang around too long posing for pictures.
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
24 Mar 2017 4:44AM
Excellent captures, Peter.
27 Mar 2017 9:08PM
Stunning set of close up images, Peter.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2017 1:57PM
Exquisite dragon fly shots... Love the patterns in the lead image...
Isabel GrinGrin

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