Waiting to be photographed ! by fractalbeke ()
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Dragonfly ANAX IMPERATOR.(for better view, please zoom in.)
Photo taken 2010 06 23
Its bright colours and active habit make it very obvious when hunting over medium to large water bodies. It rarely settles, even eating its prey in flight. Both sexes have a bright, apple-green thorax and green or blue eyes. The costa is bright yellow. They often fly with the rear of the abdomen bent slightly downwards.
The male has a sky blue abdomen with a central dark line.
The female has a green abdomen, similarly marked, which may become blue in warm weather.
Mostly associated with large, well vegetated ponds and lakes, but may be found over canals and slow moving rivers. The female lays her eggs, alone, in floating pondweed.
Thanks for the click and for all the kind comments on my previous posts.
Image Comments (23)
wannes () 11:23AM | Wed, 23 June 2010
Spectaculaire kleuren, schitterende foto en dito afwerking! Knap werk, Bertrand!
VDH () 3:35PM | Wed, 23 June 2010
Prachtige foto, inzoomen is een must om echt te kunnen waarderen! Bravo!!
dochtersions () 11:47AM | Wed, 30 June 2010
Never seen such fabulous photo with a dragonfly. Fantastische kunst, deze foto, Bertrand***
iceberg5 () 4:38PM | Thu, 08 July 2010
A superb picture of this colourful dragonfly and a clever presentation as well !
LindaMcC () 1:04PM | Fri, 09 July 2010
What an excellent capture and so artistically presented. Very nice.