Danube National Park - Jerry Barton
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Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
2010-07-17  The largest dragonfly in Europe (says Wikipedia).  This one seems to be a female.  Seen here on a lily pad in one of the Botanical Gardens in Vienna.

Like FotoMon, I assume she is laying eggs.  There is a thin sheet of water above the lily pad.

Thank you for your comments on my picture yesterday - the woman in shade.  Had some problems with 'one stars' by guests and 'thumbs down'  so the picture disappeared repeatedly from the 'popular' lists.  Oh well, I enjoy the work and the registered community and your comments.  All the rest - not worth the effort.  Enjoy the day!

Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator)
2010-07-17 The largest dragonfly in Europe (says Wikipedia). This one seems to be a female. Seen here on a lily pad in one of the Botanical Gardens in Vienna.

Like FotoMon, I assume she is laying eggs. There is a thin sheet of water above the lily pad.

Thank you for your comments on my picture yesterday - the woman in shade. Had some problems with 'one stars' by guests and 'thumbs down' so the picture disappeared repeatedly from the 'popular' lists. Oh well, I enjoy the work and the registered community and your comments. All the rest - not worth the effort. Enjoy the day!

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