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A wildflower in Mayflower Gulch
 The Heart of the Earth
Tobacco, Viñales
Embellished Ceiling of the Railway Station in Egypt.
Bike & Bench
Early Morning Fishing in the Mist
Spring Tulips at Monticello
A Bee’s Life
Sunrise over Mount of Olives
Abandoned US Navy Douglas Super DC-3 on Sólheimasandur Beach, Iceland
Good Morning. Letchworth Sate Park, New York
Smile
52' semi-trailer at sunset on I-40 near Seligman, AZ nov 17
A woman on the Wall.
Saturday morning card game.
Mirror Mirror
Views from Georgetown
Stanford Fountain Crawl
"Where in the World is Space Shuttle Discovery?"
Dromedaries in the mist
The white cotton castles of Pamukkale.
Cows grazing above sheds, below waterfall.
Þingvellir
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Smile

I spent at least 20 minutes studying and photographing this dragonfly. It flew up and returned to this perch 3 times during that time. While watching it I noticed that it would occasionally tip it’s face up. I started to watch for that and started trying to capture it. The photo is titled ‘Smile’, because well it looks like the dragonfly is smiling and well it makes me smile every time I look at it.

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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Julie Raasch.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2017
Total Views: 451
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 11:28 p.m.
Camera Make: PENTAX
Camera Model: PENTAX K-5 II
Focal Length: 100mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f13
ISO: ISO200
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