I found this fine specimen parked on the underside of a second-floor patio.

Dragonflies date back to the Age of Dinosaurs, so they’re about as well-tested and proven as an insect can be.

We enjoy watching them dart overhead in the evening, catching mosquitoes on the wing. We’ll even overlook their grabbing the occasional honeybee

The body patterns are just beautiful.

Photo with Sony DSC-H5 from about 5 feet with flash.