There was an enormous dragonfly flitting around near the lake and I happened to have my camera with me. It would not, however, cooperate. I sat and waited for a good ten minutes, watching it zip past me over and over again, my camera held ready.
It never did stop.
But this one did. A pretty little red dragonfly rested on the rock near my feet, so I captured this one instead. Patience paid off in the end.
There is something about dragonflies, their lacy wings and the way the flit about. Their needle-like bodies are delicate and varied, in a rainbow of iridescent colours. They are like little fairies, landing on the tall grasses and dancing among the flowers.
It is the only insect I can abide landing on me. One stopped for a rest on my pink jacket while I walked.
There were so many that it was not difficult to capture this one with my phone when it landed on the railing, before it soared away.
One of my absolute favourite things: Dragonflies. This shows two angles of the same dragonfly, on the same tree, on the same day.
I was so excited that it stayed still and I was able to capture many shots and angles. These are two of my favourites.