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Challenge #1 in the Dialog series. Hosted by Mister Mike, Michael Foran.
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tilted dragonfly head horizontal
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Not my best technical shot of a dragonfly, but certainly the most sensational. Note the goldfish in the pond below for reference of the horizontal plane. Note how the head of the dragonfly is oriented horizontally while its body is tilted (banked) to the left like a jet fighter, initiating a sharp turn. I’ve never seen that before and I have not found a scientific description yet of this behavior.
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Submitted: Monday, 14th November, 2011 08:37 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 11th November, 2011
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/350 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
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