Broad-bodied Chaser Male

I have to confess this is a staged capture.....................

I did manage at the weekend to get some nice captures of this male but I wanted more!!

So watching his flight and rest pattern I noticed he did stop near a bank I could get close too but always on the reeds. But the reeds were always blowing around and he never stopped for long. So knowing how they like a good rest spot I picked up this branch and placed it near the pond edge near where I could get to.....................leave for 24hours and there he is nicely sitting on my branch.

I was hoping to get shots of the other dragonflies on this branch too but he's hogging it and keeping the others off.........So I may have to erect some more pond side apartments!

 

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Taken on May 1, 2011