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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Flight Take Off

I was on my way home from work later in the day and almost stepped on this large dragonfly just sitting in the grass! At first I thought it was dead, but when I picked it up it clung to my finger and spent about 10min vibrating and shaking off water from the misty day. This image was captured just before take off.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kutztown, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Wendy Ryan