From the archives, vol. 6

Dragonfly

In Japan, the dragonfly is a symbol of strength, courage and happiness. In other parts of the world they are held in less high esteem. Nonetheless, dragonflies are harmless to humans, and a beneficial insect predator – they are especially good at keeping mosquito populations under control. Over 5000 dragonfly species have been identified around the world.

When I was little, I was afraid of dragonflies. I eventually overcame my irrational fear, and now consider dragonflies one of my favorite photographic subjects. Sounds a bit like an ABC Afterschool Special, doesn’t it?

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Dragonfly

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