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Wandering Glider

Pantala Flavescens

Description:

An orange body, clearwing dragonfly. On sunny, windless days, seen hovering in large cloud displays.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 900m.

Notes:

An ongoing project, to get the shot just as the dragon changes direction, with the wings at the lowest attitude. This only occurs once in every 2 seconds. At 40 cycles per second, this 1/20th of a cycle shot is going to take 1,600 presses of the button to nail it.

The shot is to help towards proving a new dragon flight hypothesis of mine. It may be that the shot that I am looking for does not exist, but I cannot afford a hi-speed video camera.

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folicallychalled
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folicallychalled

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Lat: -6.86, Long: 107.58

Spotted on Mar 6, 2014
Submitted on Mar 6, 2014

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