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Delicate Beauty

While on a recent shoot for Charleston Magazine covering a story about a Seabrook Garden and it’s Gardner, I happened upon this dragonfly. I barely had time to squeeze off a couple frames before it flew away. So I didn’t really appreciate it at the time. But later, while editing the images, I was BLOWN AWAY at the delicate beauty of this creature. Check out those wings – they are fully transparent! Did you know each one of its four wings operates independently? Dragonflies have been around for some 200 Million years. The larvae is actually an aquatic creature, which emerges from the water at the end of this cycle. After splitting it’s last larval skin, it emerges as the insect we are familiar with. The wings expand and must cure for several hours before the dragonfly takes off on it’s maiden flight. Pretty amazing, huh?!?