A dragonfly is a double-winged insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos, "uneven" + πτερος pteros, "wings", due the hindwings being broader than the forewing). It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can sometimes be mistaken for damselflies, which are morphologically similar, however adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are some of the fastest insects in the world. (From Wikipedia)
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danos (97377) 2012-10-13 7:09
Hello neighbor for today,
excellent the capture of the double-winged insect that is placed perfect in the frame.I like the close up view as the clarity of the image.
Have a good weekend,Danos
lousat (90594) 2012-10-13 8:37
Hi Eleu,i dream one day to take a perfect in-flight pic like your.Magnificent capture and spectacular details despite the quick mouvement,great colors too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
jacquest (18927) 2012-10-13 9:46
Very close except for the size. It's livery would stand well on a real one. Good shot with clarity of details.
ourania (44926) 2012-10-13 10:42
a lovely picture, with excellent sharpness, delightful colours and elegance. I love the way the dragonfly is hovering against this superb, mysterious, blurry backdrop. You 've made great use of space within the frame. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
rychem (35221) 2012-10-13 11:00
Congratulations! Not easy to take a dragonfly in the flight with such a great sharpness and blurred BG, perfectly done
Sonata11 (33795) 2012-10-13 11:13
graet close up of dragonfly. Colors, sharpness, clarity, the patten on him are magnificent. Like it.
All the best and have a nice WE,
mesutilgim (95004) 2012-10-13 13:15
Very nice capture of this dragonfly in action.
Perfect timing !
TFS and have a nice weekend
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-13 14:17
A wonderul close viwe of this dragonfly. I like the symmetry of colours and the excellent clarity.
Have a nice Sunday,
worldcitizen (8570) 2012-10-13 16:14
Great capture of this very handsome dragonfly! I love his blue color. The sharpness and position of his wings are great, and so is the uniform background.
siamesa (28117) 2012-10-14 3:14
Bom dia Eleu
Very nice capture. I always tried to take a photo of this insect and I didn't. Very well done.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-10-15 0:14
great shot. excellent background blur, colors and details.
jemaflor (96689) 2012-10-15 0:28
Not a plane ... but a lovely dragonfly perfectly presented, excellent sharpness on your subject to see very all the detail, good contrast of tones with this unifirm and blurry bg.
abmdsudi (53565) 2012-10-16 19:42
The outlines resemble a mini chopper from this pov with its rotor blades in motion. Its efficiently executed shot well timely triggered with 1/640sec is good enough to
show the actual speed and crispy sharp. The color scheme is so well set off to the background. Another of your speciality nicely done. Congrats.