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Beautiful picture. I love the wing detail.
An cool insect David, and a great shot as usual.
Hi sandpiper,My favourite thing about these wings is the bottom of them, they make a nice "glassy" effect where they overlap. I'm still not sure if this is a dragonfly, but it's certainly like one! :)Cheers,David
Hi John,Thanks for visiting again. Do you get many dragonflies where you live? We used to get them here, but as always with the drought they have disappeared.Cheers,David
Very nice! Will have to look around at the rest of your work :)
Wow David look at those long nice wings. This is really cool shot. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)
Yes we have dragonflies and lots of other insects. I`m member in an Norwegian photographer forum on the net with 70.000 members, and there it is all kind of photographers in severals categories. If you want to see lots of pics from Norway, so take a look in the photogallery. Here is the link URL http://foto.no/cgi-bin/bildegalleri/vis_oversikt.cgi?kategori=90Use the scrollbar to change categories and the arrow buttons for next site.....I can transelate som words for you..hehePhoto = FotoPhoto = BildePhotos = BilderCategory = KategoriPhotogallery = BildegallerietLandscape = LandskapAnimals = DyrBirds = FuglerNature = NaturYou can see that many words are almost simular.Soon you can speak norwegian. (norsk)Cheers.. :-)
Great shot David and it is a lacewing(nymphes myrmeleonides).Kind RegardsLesley
Without research it is hard to tell one bug from another across continents or even from region to region. Here in Michigan, USA, we have dragonflies which resemble this one in body and wing shape but are black, blue, or irridecent green, or sometimes combinations thereof. Supposedly the insect's dietary habits affect their coloration down thru their generations, but this is still conjecture. By local lore the black dragonflies are supposed to be "devil" flies and you were supposed to RUN from them when I was a tad. Motorcycle riders don't appreciate encounters with them at high speed, either!SPLAT! It HURTS!
Hi michael,Thanks a lot for the info, I'm sure the motorcycle riders don't like these! From what you say, I presume this is a dragonfly, but as you say it is hard to id. Lesley is from AU, so she's probably got an easier job!Cheers,David
Hi lesley,Thanks for the id, I'll post it up.Cheers,David
Hi John,Thanks for the links, I'll try and check out the gallery. Wow, I can already speak some Norwegian? Great!Cheers,David
Hi angela,Thanks for dropping round, I'll check out your site too.Cheers,David
Hi Anna,Yes, I think the wings are the best bit about this insect. Imagine a photo of them in flight...... :)Cheers,David
David, if you are interested, Mary Stebbins Taitt and I operate several blogs from Michigan and we would be pleased to post your work sometime, if you are agreeable to that. Principally to "Silk Creek Portal" (nature-oriented) but also to "Everything in Particular" which is a general humor and info site with photos and illustrations.
Hi michael,Thanks a lot for the invite. I'm interested in the concept of joining an external blog. Right now I'm fairly short for time, (entering photography competitions, study, writing my own blog and all that), but I should be easing up on the work load in the next few months. I'll keep the idea in mind, and get back to you in the near future when I've sorted the rest of life out.Keep in touch!Cheers,David
Nice lacewing shot.The common lacewing observed here in Texas is green with golden eyes. They are really small though.I am really enjoying your site.Troy
Hi texas travelers,Thanks for the info about your dragonfly population too. I'm ashamed by how little I know about the native fauna here - everyone seems to know what their dragonflies are called except for me! :)Cheers,David
Lacewings, Antlions and Owl Flies belong to the Order Neuroptera.Your insect is correctly label as to genus and species (Nymphes myrmeleonides).Antlion adults look a lot like the Lacewings.When species names are written, they are usually italicized.Dragonflies and Damselflies belong to the order Odonata.These are different types of insects.There is always something new to learn. If you are not learning, you must be dead.This is a great photo that you have. Beautiful.Troy
Hi texas travelers,Thanks again for the detailed information. I've updated my post with some of your suggestions. I'll try and remember all these details when I next see a dragonfly - thanks for all your help!Cheers,David
DAVID, I'M BACK....ARE YOUfirstname.lastname@example.orgI guess there is life beyond the net, and I've been enjoying it...except the lack of money, which is endemic here.... write and let me know you are still alive....your friend in Michigan........Michael
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