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June 03, 2010. Ah yes, dragonfly season has arrived. As our swimming pond has matured, it has supported more of the lifecycle of these majestic insects. And this weekend, it was time for some of those larvae to transform into their winged adult form. We found several brand new blue dashers, apparently not yet able to fly, wings still folded a bit funny, hidden in nooks near the water. While I took several photos of the whole insect, I just happened to attempt a close-up shot - and was amazed at the result. Never before had I captured the faceted eyes so clearly! Even with all the careful tripod-based photography I attempt, sometimes an old hand-held shot outdoes it all :-)

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