These individuals are males, as indicated by their terminal appendages, perching in a small meadow near a vernal pool/small permanent pond. As I recall, the images show two different males but it’s been so long since I shot the photos I can’t be sure.
Although all three photos look similar, each one is slightly different from the others. I decided to post all three photos since A) I thoroughly enjoy looking at this colorful species of dragonfly; and B) I couldn’t decide which photo is my favorite. Please look at the full-size version of each photo and let me know which one is your favorite. I’m curious to know how many people pick the shot I’d choose if I were forced to select just one.
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