Insects, in Their Natural Environment.

Challenge #1 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Insects only; one or more. (They should have 6 legs; 8 legs are 2 too many). NO spiders, frogs, snails, cats etc. The insect must be shown to be in its natural world, not under studio lights. If you have interesting information about your entry please include it.
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Dragonflies return to the same perch often, on the look-out for prey. This one picked the tallest leaf of the flax, allowing the sky to be used as background.
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Submitted: Saturday, 30th June, 2012 07:01 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 19th November, 2011
Focal length: 100 mm
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Notes: On-camera fill-in flash used
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