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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A dragonfly eating

For this photo I was taking shots outside of my high school on a warm sunny day when I spotted a dragonfly circling around some plants. Intrigued I followed the bug on its journey to and from various plants for about half and hour before it finally flew away. Though I was sad to see my new friend leave I was amazed at how long it had let me take picture of it (30 minutes!) and was happy to come out with some great shots.

TAGS: Dragonfly, Eating, Missouri, United States

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Peculiar, Missouri, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Rachel Hutchings.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
Total Views: 55
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2015, 6:35 p.m.
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Camera Model: COOLPIX L310
Focal Length: 23.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f4.7
ISO: ISO80
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