Dried leaves made a nice ground perch for an Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly.
I changed my angle, getting more of the green vegetation behind the dragonfly.
One more shift of my feet and a more interesting view of the curled leaf perch was revealed.
April 2, 2021
It’s nearly the end of dragonfly season for this year with only a few to be seen near the swamp.
A dragonfly perched on a bare branch that was hanging out over a pond. I liked the blue-grey color of the water in the background and hint of color of a flower on the left branch.
Dragonfly, striking a pose in the vegetation at the edge of a pond.
Did he really need four wings?
Somehow making do
An orange dragonfly chose a bent reed as his perch, lining up nicely for a symmetrical image.
The very overgrowth that prevented a good view into the pond when I was trying to spot a Gallinule Family provides an abundance of dragonfly perches.
This one was bouncing in a light breeze but the dragonfly was determined to stay put.
Triangles of grass and their reflections caught my eye.
The dragonfly was a bonus.
This dragonfly has an orange-ish tail. I don’t think it’s as colorful as Orange Dragonfly I photographed two years ago that Mike Powell suggested could be a Needham’s Skimmer.
There are other orange dragonflies, including the Golden-winged Skimmer. And let’s not forget that that variations in sex and age confound identification. So, a colorful dragonfly above the swamp.