I went out for a walk yesterday and managed to find a river bed that still had running water, though pretty dirty and smelly! I was hoping to find some dragonflies, and I wasn't disappointed. This beautiful powder blue creature came and settled on a stone nearby and allowed me to take several shots. I was hoping that he/she would settle on something a bit more photogenic, and with a more pleasing background, but she wouldn't oblige, so I had to make do with rocks and a very unsatisfactory backdrop! However, I was delighted to capture this magnificent coloured insect, and trust someone will come up with an ID.
Do go large if you have the time, it really is one of the most beautiful dragonflies I have ever seen.
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