Dragonflies! neither dragons nor flies!

Challenge #29 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge is just for DRAGONFLIES, (Order Odonata, Suborder Anistera) possibly the fastest fliers in the insect kingdom. The dragonflies must be outside, on flowers, leaves, flying around, or just doing what dragonflies do; NOT under studio lights. Macro shots welcome. NO photos of Damselflies (Order Odonata, Suborder Zygoptera) please. They are usually smaller than dragonflies and will be DQ'd. They will have their own challenge later. http://bugguide.net/node/view/191/bgpage will provide more information about dragonflies. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Neurothemis fluctuans (Male)
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Taken from singapore Botanic garden
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Submitted: Saturday, 12th January, 2013 03:34 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 27th December, 2012
Focal length: 175 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F16
ISO: 400
Notes: Raynox Drc-250
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