What a treat it was when this Dragonfly patiently posed for pictures in my backyard.
I had never really examined one of these insects up close like this. But how intricate and beautiful they are. I tried to identify this type of Dragonfly but didn't have any success-- not suspecting at all that there are dozens of types.
The wings with their black tips are a really cool feature. Its coloring is an attractive mix of black, yellow and white. The eyes behind the "goggles" don't miss a thing.
I think this one knows it's hot and doesn't mind being photographed and admired.
The Dragonfly-- fierce name, fierce look. Kind of friendly too.