The Black Saddlebags were out and about.
I tried some different settings on the camera. With some success! This Whitetail female was ovipositing (laying eggs) while her mate hover guarded above.
And today, June 9th...
As I sat and watched the kiddos hunt, this Common Pondhawk male came over and started having lunch.
Of course, Black Saddlebags were there again, but they never stopped flying.
Twelve-spotted Skimmer male, with a male Widow Skimmer flying a bit behind.
When we first arrived at the pond, I saw a few red dragonflies zooming around. I was thrilled! It was the Red Saddlebags that I thought I saw the other day! I spent a LOT of time stalking them, but they never landed. So these are the best shots I got of these beautiful dragonflies.
My goal is to one day get a shot like this, but crystal clear.
We have had some really fun days Ode hunting. Now I have to figure out what to do with all of these pictures!