Meet Mrs. Deplanata...
Good morning everyone and Happy Dragonfly Thursday. I'm pleased today to feature a new species of dragonfly for yours truly, being the Blue Corporal (Libellula deplanata). Never seen them here locally before, which I explain in more detail under the first photo in the comment section.
While I've visited the pond before where these photos were taken, I never visited it as early in the season as this year. Which probably explains why I'm seeing these dragonflies for the first time.
As for these photos, they're all of females, but I did include one pic (last photo) of a male for comparison purposes. I'll also be posting a series on males at a later date.
I hope you enjoy this series on this small but pretty dragonfly, and find the commentary in the comment section informative.
ISO400, aperture f/11, exposure .006 seconds (1/180) focal length 300mm