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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I crept up on this little chap who was near my pond thinking he would fly away but He stayed around for a while & seemed to be trying to explain something to me?
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Submitted: Saturday, 12th January, 2013 10:01 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 17th July, 2012
Focal length: 55 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
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