Barcelona Photoblog: Dragonfly: I am Watching You!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dragonfly: I am Watching You!

Dragonfly on a leaf [enlarge]

The chopper silently watched from atop, sensing every single movement of the stealthy squad approaching from the bush. They say they can only see from orange to UV but detect movements separated by 1/300th of a second and have almost 360º vision from their rack of 30000 telescopes on each side of their cabin. Darn, I've got to be invisible! Loading weapons, fire! That's it! Tango reporting to headquarters, the chopper is down, I repeat, the enemy is down. We've got the Dragonfly!!!

This war fiction on dragonflies and their resemblance with helicopters has been possible thanks to this wonderful article: Sight and Flight.


  1. Anonymous9:52 AM

    Your commentary was so funny :o)

    I always love your comments as much as your photographs.

    You did very well to get this close to the dragonfly. It's a lovely shot - especially when the picture was enlarged in all of its glory!

    Best wishes


  2. That's a nice information on these little creatures! Kids here have named it heli-copter :-D already... Nice shot!

  3. Anonymous12:06 PM

    That little bugger seemed like he was going to jump right off the computer screen and into our laps.
    Amazing photo!

  4. Interesting and beautiful!

  5. What i enjoy about your photo is that you didn;t try to show us the hairs on his nostrils- instead you show us the view with him in his element.

    I will visit again

    ~the ghost

  6. wow what a close up shot!


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