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Three in the old city
Double exposure of father and daughter
Above Beekman
Transito
The People's Church/Au Revoir
F1 Concert in Singapore
The solar eclipse 8-21-17 diamond ring effect. Hand held no edits; Lucky me!
White and orange sky
Newlyweds riding lead on their Harley Davidson percession.
The Monarch Butterfly Visit
The Skinny Lady Altar
Thanks for Cooperating
The Devil's Tree
Here we are
A Redneck traveling into the unknown
A Hiking Dork
Jellyfish in Captivity
A Doe with no clue
Bumble bee
The steps of a Florida mountain.
Hiking on a hostile beach
Honey bee
Window To The Universe
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Thanks for Cooperating

I live near a pond surrounded by plants which are always humming with the activity of countless dragonflies. I spent a long time photographing them one day - waiting for one to touch down long enough for a shutter click. All that waiting, standing motionless, was exhausting. As I was about to pack it in, I noticed one dragonfly that stood out from the rest: for one thing, it was black; for the other, it rested motionless on a leaf for a very long time. I took photos until my hands were shaking with the effort (no tripod!).

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West Orange, New Jersey, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Robin Chilton.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2017
Total Views: 48
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 18, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3000
Focal Length: 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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