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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The Dragonfly
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This dragonfly was perched on an old tombstone at the 17th Century Dutch Cemetery in Bheemli, INDIA. I observed that many of the dead buried there were very young, their lives cut short by illness. This dragonfly was camouflaged amongst the dead to avoid a premature death.
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Submitted: Sunday, 13th January, 2013 07:47 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 6th October, 2012
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