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happy_peasant Jun 27, 2007 3:23 PM

There was a dead bushy tree at the end of a pond, and it seemed like a hundred dragonflies were using twig tips as roosts. I was standing trying to get shots of species I did not recognize when this pair of dragonflies landed for like five seconds. I got one shot. It is rather strange. Either dragonfly sex, or, I captured a Green Darner eating one of it's smaller relatives. I lean towards the latter but thought I would post for opinions. I make no claims that this is a great photograph, but it is interesting.

1. The shot
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1233/...8d869647_o.jpg

2. Cropped quite tight
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1265/...b16c4230_o.jpg

Mark H Jun 27, 2007 3:49 PM

Nice shots Steve. Looks as though its eating a smaller damselfly by the shape of the prey`s thorax, and is currently munching on some of the tail segments. When dragonflies mate, it`s head to tail....the 2 dragonflies forming a "heart" shape if you looked at a coupled pair side on. Good timing to happen upon such an occurence :cool:

Mark

rafinmelb Jun 28, 2007 7:10 AM

Steve, Good thing I already had dinner, otherwise this terrific capture would have made me skip it. Very interesting shot.

tchuanye Jun 28, 2007 9:37 AM

Nice action captured!


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