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Such beauty and so full of life, she's flitting to and fro, from plant to plant to find best perch and put herself on show. Sprawling in the midday sun she is a splendid sight. Her slender abdomen dressed in metallic blue so bright. Her wings are thin fragile fabric, fine lace she must protect. Her huge domed eyes focussed and keen search around to locate the fittest males upon the scene. There's one with flying skill. He plays the game of hide and seek. Now, she joins in the thrill. They fly off to the undergrowth. In heartwheel there they play. Now all her eggs become fertile. A batch of them she lay and after some minutes of rest she starts another game, but this time with different male. This lady has no shame.

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Date: 11/2/2020 1:45:00 PM
ooh what a strumpet she is indeed flying off ot meet and mate with another male, excellent imagery Tony they are fascinating to observe:-) hugs jan xx
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 11/9/2020 10:54:00 AM
Hello Jan. Thanks for your comment. I do appreciate it. These dragonflies are promiscuous. Worse still, they are cannibals. Maybe that's how they've surved for three hundred million years. Take care, stay safe. Tony