It amazes me how closely this dragonfly’s markings are to the surroundings.
Here are my contribution to Lens-Artists photo challenge #144 – Taking Flight.
This morning I went to visit an old stomping ground from last summer. In the past it had been a great location for photographing butterflies. In that respect, I was not surprised to be disappointed. On the other hand, a friendly dragonfly, as has been so often the case this summer, agreed to pose for a couple dozen exposures. He was so well camouflaged that even though the shots are clear and crisp, one is still obliged to squint in order to get a good look at my anisopteran friends.
The markings on this dragonfly were quite well matched with the wood in these photos.