Pretty Insects, Mostly - patrickporter
Libellula luctuosa, the widow skimmer

Libellula luctuosa, the widow skimmer

People are noticing that the subject is not well illuminated and is in the center of the frame .... boring, and they would be right. But somehow I think this will be one of my favorite photos in the depth of winter. It was taken at the height of summer and the lack of detail will make it a suggestion of summer; green and red of cattails in the background when winter leaves nothing but beige and grey. The extra space provided by the square aspect ratio will give the feeling of the expanse of summer days. So while it is not technically a good photo, it might be a good photo in other ways.

Libellua lcutuosadragonflyperch