One of my favorite bugs is the dragonfly. There are many that fly around at the stock tank. While in my garden this morning I noticed this beautiful green one. I must say though that the blue one is my favorite.
Dragonflies are easy to photograph because they sit still. Often they will land on a twig and you can pretty much guarantee that the specimen will return to that exact spot once he flies off for whatever business there is to manage. Thus, having the camera and tripod situated aiming toward that very place can provide the perfect photo opportunity.
There are many varieties of dragonflies and damselflies. I also have photos of damselflies in my collection. One of the differences between these two is that damselflies do not hold their color when chilled. You can visit the Damselfly and Dragonfly website for more information of these two species.
My collection of bug photos is at my personal bug gallery on smugmug. Tomorrow, my family and I are headed back to Hagerman Wildlife Refuge to explore the area after its recent flood in hopes to find some interesting bugs and birds. It shall be a bit cooler tomorrow.