Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly (female, oviposition, in flight) redux

A female Great Blue Skimmer dragonfly (Libellula vibrans) laying eggs by the process of oviposition. The dragonfly skims the water repeatedly, picking up drops of water that are used to flick fertilized eggs toward the shore. The process typically lasts a few seconds to a few minutes.

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This is one of the better dragonflies in flight photos I’ve taken this year: the focus point is centered on the thorax and the subject fills the entire frame with only minor cropping.

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