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Male Red-veined Darter

By Gbloniarz
Dragonflies are able to move each of their four wings independently. They can flap each wing up and down, and rotate their wings forward and back on an axis. Dragonflies can move straight up or down, fly backward, stop and hover, and make hairpin turns—at full speed or in slow motion. A dragonfly can fly forward at a speed of 100 body lengths per second (up to 30 miles per hour).3

Tags: Flight Nature Water Garden Insect Dragonfly Wildlife and nature

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taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
3 Oct 2021 1:04AM
Great text and a wonderful image to accompany!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
3 Oct 2021 1:48AM
They certainly can do a lot of incredible things. A very good close up.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
3 Oct 2021 7:25AM
Excellent focus with this outstanding image Jerry , interesting info also on these.
Ian
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 27 Scotland
3 Oct 2021 8:12AM
Their 3 small eyes at the front of their head act as a gyroscope/gimbal system so that their head is always level no matter what aerial acrobatics they are performing.
(I learnt that from my son who is a dragonfly geek)
3 Oct 2021 9:19AM
Stunning image. Well captured.
elousteve 1 5 Slovakia
3 Oct 2021 1:12PM
Beautiful details and light..SmileSmileSmile
3 Oct 2021 1:52PM
Cracking image, great facts too.
Ian
3 Oct 2021 3:37PM
Beautifuly photographed a lovely image. Debs
IamDora 1 6 Canada
3 Oct 2021 4:13PM
God's little helicopters.

Now that IS up close and personal!
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2021 8:04PM
Woah !! Great quality macro !!
Excellent work, Isabel GrinGrin
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
3 Oct 2021 8:51PM
A fabulous macro image, and a great descriptive narrative.
Very nicely done.

Glenn
Well composed and detailed shot .The info is excellent.

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