The dragonfly has become the popular subject in photography. Part of the reason, I think, is that they do not seem to be very afraid of the photographer. Often they will stay in one place for long enough for several shots. They actually seem curious.
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, suborder Anisoptera. They are predators, both in their aquatic larval stage, when they are known as nymphs or naiads, and as adults. Several years of their lives are spent as nymphs living in fresh water; the adults may be on the wing for just a few days or weeks. They are fast, agile fliers, sometimes migrating across oceans, and are often found near water. (Info from Wikipedia)
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