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Dragonfly

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Interesting Fact: Dragonflies are powerful and agile fliers, capable of migrating across oceans, moving in any direction, and changing direction suddenly. In flight, the adult dragonfly can propel itself in six directions: upward, downward, forward, back, to left and to right.[47] They have four different styles of flight:[48] A number of flying modes are used that include counter-stroking, with forewings beating 180Β° out of phase with the hindwings, is used for hovering and slow flight. This style is efficient and generates a large amount of lift; phased-stroking, with the hindwings beating 90Β° ahead of the forewings, is used for fast flight. This style creates more thrust, but less lift than counter-stroking; synchronised-stroking, with forewings and hindwings beating together, is used when changing direction rapidly, as it maximises thrust; and gliding, with the wings held out, is used in three situations: free gliding, for a few seconds in between bursts of powered flight; gliding in the updraft at the crest of a hill, effectively hovering by falling at the same speed as the updraft; and in certain dragonflies such as darters, when “in cop” with a male, the female sometimes simply glides while the male pulls the pair along by beating his wings. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragonfly#Flight )

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32 Comments

  1. WOW … I’ve never seen a dragonfly this close up. The wings … so delicate … looking similar to the intricate webbing of a spider !! His head is cute … really … that sounds odd … but he’s cute !!! Thanks for the flying info. I didn’t understand all of it … but it was fascinating !!!! jan

    • Thank you very much, I am glad to share the close up and the information with you. I always try to bring something interesting what I come across in the world. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  2. Very interesting.. I have a tough time photographing them because they are so quick. πŸ™‹πŸ¦

    • Thank you very much, they are quite fast and I haven’t ever photographed one in flight. Usually I wait till they sit down somewhere. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  3. Darn that’s a great shot!! It’s actually cute! Their wings are so intricate and I had no idea about their flight mannerisms- cool! Great nerdy joke too πŸ‘

  4. I’m often grateful folks can’t see my face when we’re talking on the phone or when my in-laws are sitting in the back seat of the car and my eyes are like so many slot machines tracing elliptical tracks through my head!!

    • Hehehe. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. I think everyone has people like that in there family. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

    • We should just release more dragonfly in to the world I have way to many mosquitos by my house. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  5. Here is an ‘on-point’ shot. πŸ˜€ And that’s indeed an interesting fact about these little creatures.

    • Thank you very much, I am really glad to share my work with you and I am super excited that you enjoyed it. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

  6. Dragonflies have a significance for the nations, I knew they could travel great distances but not crossing oceans – learn something new everyday. Thanks

    • They are quite magnificent insects. Thank you very much for stopping by and I am glad to share this information with you. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

    • You are very welcome, I really enjoyed your post. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work. Happy Blogging! πŸ™‚

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