Whilst in Turkey (boo hoo am home!) I took a lot of photos of the dragonflies around the villa but they were all male. The females just came out fleetingly, so you can imagine how pleased I was when I finally found a lady dragonfly perched upon a hibiscus!
As usual, the female is a little less brightly coloured than the male though no less beautiful! Meet Delphine Dragonfly!
And here’s Delphine contemplating a visit to the pond to see the chaps!!
The male dragonflies were really very friendly around the pool and if you put your finger in the air they would come and sit on it!!!
Just have a look at these, taking with one finger in the air and the other holding the camera!!
We went to Patara’s archaeological site yesterday and I went straight to the water area where I knew I would catch some wildlife. There were so many dragonflies (Yusufçuk) that I became overwhelmingly excited and snap happy!
A fine balancing act Yusufçuk…..
….and such beautiful ‘non photoshopped’ colours!
Then there was this chap…..
What a fine moustache accompanied by a slightly grumpy face you have!
And yet another one…..
Finally this one who looks a little like he has helicopter blades in the last photo!
I think he has a drink with a straw in this picture!!