Super stripes on this dragonfly, who was kind enough to pose near the pond for a while.
The dragonflies have returned to our pond and I couldn’t be more delighted. For one, they are a sign of a healthy ecosystem. But they also eat annoying things. And they are terrific models!
My dragonfly friend came back (I presume… I could be mistaken…) and posed for me again. How nice!
The dragonflies have returned and are flitting around the backyard pond again. Not only are they fun to watch, but they eat bugs I do not care for. This guy decided to pose nicely for me.
I adore the large dragonflies that flit around our pond, but I’m equally a fan of the delicate blue damselflies. They seem particularly drawn to the water iris leaves as a place to perch.
Perhaps I spoke hastily. I recently declared that I had the world’s most beautiful iris in my yard. But then this one bloomed in my pond (it’s a water iris). It is very lovely and this is the first year it has bloomed.
I wish in this shot the depth of field focus was better, because I didn’t even realize the damselfly was there until I looked at the photo later. I was so focused on admiring the flower!
This dragonfly patiently posed on the tip of a water iris leaf (stalk?) while I moved around and took pictures. This one I cropped to use as my facebook cover photo.