A blue dasher female dragonfly. Isn’t she beautiful? She’s eating aphids on the snapdragon plant. The top three were taken at my home here. I’ve seen more, but not that have settled for me to take a picture. I saw another baby dasher, but so tiny and it was flying, it was barely visible.
I caught a shot of this dragonfly, but the puppies kept chasing him off, not seeing him, but wondering what I was trying to photograph. Do you see where his wings appear to disappear? They were transparent and the moss covered cement showed right through them.
Duel between two large insect predators, both good, but deadly to each other.
Eating aphids on a crepe myrtle bush.
On the brown and gold dragonfly, you can see the wood grain through her wings also. I caught this picture of her a couple of years ago.
And the brick through this dragonfly’s wings.
I thought this was the same dragonfly as I captured in the shot earlier. But the other has a blue tail.
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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