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Paralympian Dragon

A week or two back, this dragonfly was a very obliging subject, resting on the path soaking up the sunshine. I didn't actually notice until I got the pictures onto a bigger screen that its two forelegs were deformed and useless, and that on top of that it appeared to have a big chunk taken out of its left eye.

 

Looking through a book on Britain's dragons and damsels, I believe this is a black-tailed skimmer - though would be happy to be corrected if anyone out there knows better.

 

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Taken on June 11, 2011