Right after I got my very first cicada photo I get my very first actual dragonfly photo. Surprised I didn't scare it away, lucky day for me.
I'd appreciate your ideas on what this teneral dragonfly might be. I am stumped, though it will probably turn out to be something that I should recognize.
Perching in an ash tree in the Blanco River, between 3' and 10' off the ground.
It kept patrolling, about a foot above this stream, and wouldn't land.
As usual, it never stopped flying to perch and I could only get a few poor quality photos.
I am not sure about this at all. This one appears to be a new species for me. Even though I know it is very unlikely to be a Slender Clubskimmer, the abdominal pattern seems to be in line with that species. If it is in the genus, I'm going to guess that it is more likely a Paleface Clubskimmer.