Dainty Damselflies

Challenge #33 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge is just for photos of DAMSELFLIES, (Order Odonata, Suborder Zygoptera) the much daintier smaller cousins of dragonflies. The damselflies must be outside, on flowers, leaves, flying around, or just doing what damselflies do; NOT under studio lights. Macro shots welcome. NO photos of Dragonflies (Order Odonata, Suborder Anistera) please. They are usually bigger and sturdier than damselflies and will be DQ'd. They had their own challenge recently. http://bugguide.net/node/view/190/bgpage will provide more information about damselflies. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Damselfly Aquabatic
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Nature never ceases to amaze. This is how far the damselfly go to give their next generation the best chance of survival. The female is ovipositing its fertilized eggs into a gap or hole in the stick. She is totally submerged. The male is helping by holding her down, I suppose.
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Submitted: Thursday, 14th February, 2013 03:35 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 23rd March, 2008
Focal length: 150 mm
Shutter speed: 1/180 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
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