Dragonfly Eyes

I snapped these photos this morning at our wetlands. Dragonflies everywhere! I know I post quite a few dragonflies, but these are quite clear of his face and eyes.

According to GrrlScientist:

All dragonfly species have excellent vision. Each compound eye is comprised of several thousand elements known as facets or ommatidia. These ommatidia contain light sensitive opsin proteins, thereby functioning as the visual sensing element in the compound eye. But unlike humans, day-flying dragonfly species have four or five different opsins, allowing them to see colors that are beyond human visual capabilities, such as ultraviolet (UV) light. Together, these thousands of ommatidia produce a mosaic of β€œpictures” but how this visual mosaic is integrated in the insect brain is still not known.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
~Audrey Hepburn

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  1. Butterflybliss says:

    These photos are incredible!

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    1. Thank you! I am so fasinated by dragonflies, so I’m always trying to catch the details. I got excited when I looked at these photos! 😊

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      1. Butterflybliss says:

        It’s amazing what you can capture! The details are fantastic. I would have been excited too!

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  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Wow! Exceptional photos, Lisa! Those eyes are amazing.

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    1. Thanks Jeff! Yes, their eyes are so cool!!!

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        Indeed, they are; you’re welcome! Always.

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Incredible shots, Lisa!

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  4. Fabulous photo Lisa – such detail! Well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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    1. Awwww! Thank you so much!! 😊

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  5. Toonsarah says:

    Wow, stunning shots Lisa! And interesting to learn more about these fascinating eyes πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I’ve read about the eyes before, but these photos I think are my best ones showing them!!

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  6. Alice says:

    Wow! Those are something! They sure do look big. So interesting.

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    1. Thank you! I think dragonflies are oddly fasinating!

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  7. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    Gorgeous images Lisa and what a stunning dragonfly! πŸ’š

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    1. Thank you!! Not often I’m able to get the face so clear, but I keep trying!!

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  8. kewtiebird says:

    Love those eyes. And that mischievous smile! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! And yes! They always look like they are smiling!! 😁

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  9. Pepper says:

    Oh, my! You captured the eyes perfectly. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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    1. Thank you, Pepper! Their eyes are amazing!

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      1. Pepper says:

        My pleasure. 😊

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  10. I LOVE these photos!! Exquisite detail

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    1. Thank you, Nora! So much fun to see them so closely!

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  11. Naomi says:

    Those are certainly interesting and amazing! And I like Audrey Hepburn’s quote.

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    1. Thank you!! 😊

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  12. Tina Schell says:

    Holy smokes Lisa, fantastic! These could be in a scientific journal they’re so perfectly captured. Just wow!!

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    1. Awwww, thank you Tina! 😊😊

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  13. Amy says:

    Wow… what a stunning image, Lisa!! The details are fascinating!

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    1. Thank you, Amy!! 😊

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  14. Stunning shots, Lisa!!!

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    1. Thank you, Donna!! 😊

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  15. Prior... says:

    What great close ups

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  16. Wind Kisses says:

    Kind of looks like a little puppy too. Beautiful. Hope you frame this one.

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    1. Not yet, but I want to do something with it! Thank you Donna!

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