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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Black Darter
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I photographed this black darter on October 1998 after the sun had set down. It was the last one I saw that autumn.
Submitted: Monday, 14th January, 2013 06:58 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 10th October, 1998
Focal length: 100 mm
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Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Notes: Camera Canon EOS 50 E. Lens EF 100 mm 2.8 macro. Fuji Velvia 100. Manfrotto tripod. Manual focus.
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