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Draco calopteryx sp. by TheFieldAlchemist Draco calopteryx sp. by TheFieldAlchemist
The common Dragonfly is the smallest dragon in the world. It reaches between 30 and 5 cm bodylenght.
Dragonflies hunt insects, the bigger ones sometimes even eat small birds. They live around swampy, wet areas, rivers and lakes, but are also able to travel over long distances.

Unless they are being menaced, they are not agressive, otherwise they will bite.

The illustration above shows 4 kinds of Dragonflies out of about 25 different species.

Fig1: Draco calopteryx coenagrion
Fig2: Draco calopteryx sympetrum
Fig3: Draco calopteryx pryeri
Fig4: Draco calopteryx imperator
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3grrrs Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Magnificent little creatures! I adore each one, but the little one that looks like it's part Staghorn Beetle is very impressive and almost ferocious looking.
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theogroen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Drachenelfen - wie cool is das denn...
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hihi, danke ^^. Den Ausschlag zu der Idee gab das englische Wort für Libelle - "Dragonfly", also Drachenfliege. Das hab ich dann wörtlich genommen und umgesetzt. Ich mag die kleinen Kerlchen, die sind mittlerweile auf vielen meiner Bilder drauf.
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this idea! :XD: The one on the upper righthand corner is my favorite--he's adorable :love:
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are absolutely beautiful - I love the first one. :D
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thx so much Elrenia :*
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ElreniaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! :D I adore sheets like this. :D
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anja-uhren Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
those are unbelievable beautiful!
very well done.
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Clojo-733 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very imaginative dragons, they're great! ;p
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Fairymother Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Wow, they are so perfect, and cute, love them
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you a lot :)
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13ghostEz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist
das so cool
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Danke sehr :)
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13ghostEz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist
:3
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June85 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
It looks really nice:aww:! I love:heart: your fairy-like style. My favorite is Draco calopteryx sympetrum.
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you :D for the comment dear!
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June85 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
My pleasure!
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Mirix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Very interesting designs! ^^ Great work :)
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
thx dear :*
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Mirix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Welcome :aww:
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh I adore them. They inspire me so much. Do you mind if I use them as inspiration for future sculptures?
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Of course not!!! I am flattered :*

Please tell me when your done or what you are going to create!
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LovelyTwistofNature Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
YAAAAAAAY!!!! I will of course send you links. Thank you so much, I love these dragons. I even have fantasy film to add glistening wings.
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh nice :D I am looking forward to see them ;*
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Mimibuuu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist
awesomeeeeee!!!!!!
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
thx dear <3
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Sirenensang Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I love your pseudoscience-stuff. And it always looks real enough for suspension of disbelief. I wish there were dragonflies like that.
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TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Probably there are...? They are pretty fast. ;)
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jetpak12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
COOL
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