The Odonate

© Gary Witte

The Odonate
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Description

This is one of the 71 species of dragonflies and damselflies tht have been spotte in sac County, Iowa. One website says that there are 500+ species in the world and about 400 species in the United States. They are beautiful, interesting and fun to photograph.
I believe this one is a Widow Skimmer. It is feeding on the stem left over from last year.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 400.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 7/17/2011 5:55:54 AM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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