Red Dragonfly

red dragonfly

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.

Little Red Dragonfly

red-dragonfly

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.