I always look for dragonflies and damselflies when I'm near any fresh water. I love the different colours that they come in. Often it is not obvious how beautiful they really are until I see the photos on the computer. On a sunny day with lots of different species flying around I feel like a kid in a lolly shop and never know which one to try and photograph first.
This is a Blue Skimmer or Orthetrum caledonicum, a member of the Libellulidae family and is found right across Australia. This is the male: the female is yellow and black.
Not a lot of vegetation surrounds the edge of the dam but there were a number of sticks towards the middle that the dragonflies used to perch on. There are two different species sitting on the stick above. These two are both members of the Libellulidae family. The top one is a Graphic Flutterer or Rhyothemis graphirtera. The lower one is another Blue Skimmer.