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Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 10 August 2019 in Animal & Insect.

Dragonflies were some of the first winged insects to evolve, some 300 million years ago. Modern dragonflies have wingspans of only two to five inches, but fossil dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to two feet.

Panasonic DMC-TS6 1/160 second F/5.9 ISO 100 282 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful capture of this dragonfly and beautiful rust too

10 Aug 2019 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It looks like Dragonfly would like to take home something they found

10 Aug 2019 5:30am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice insect!

10 Aug 2019 6:27am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Belle capture

10 Aug 2019 7:32am

Anne from France


10 Aug 2019 8:09am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful capture looking at you .

10 Aug 2019 8:39am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

superbe ce fer torsadé

10 Aug 2019 9:04am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle macro

10 Aug 2019 9:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The fighter/bomber of the insect world

10 Aug 2019 9:46am

Marjolein from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

The colours of the dragonfly and the rusty chain match perfectly.

10 Aug 2019 10:07am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent capture. Never easy to photograph. Well Done.

10 Aug 2019 12:03pm

❀ Anna from Mother earth, Netherlands

Stunning capture, Barbara !!!

10 Aug 2019 1:27pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUperb close up! I have absolutely no success capturing dragonflies, too fast for me.

10 Aug 2019 2:04pm

Devi from Chennai, India

A splendid closeup !! And thank you for the information !! Phew !! Two feet is pretty long !!!

10 Aug 2019 2:32pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nicely captured.

10 Aug 2019 2:37pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle forme ce fer et la rouille et quelle libellule superbe
Belle soirée

10 Aug 2019 6:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !!!

10 Aug 2019 6:30pm

Rose from United States

Such a wonderful capture! I love dragonflies and have no idea why. This love came on me as I grew older.

10 Aug 2019 8:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful capture of this ancient looking flier.

11 Aug 2019 12:20am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a fabulous macro image. I love taking pictures of dragonflies but never have much luck. This is gorgeous with wonderful detail and color!

11 Aug 2019 2:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Agree with all the other supportive Comments here - a superb catch ! *****.

11 Aug 2019 7:17am

ceteceva from Angers, France

J'aime beaucoup !

11 Aug 2019 6:11pm

Panasonic DMC-TS6
1/160 second
ISO 100
282 mm (35mm equiv.)