Two Saturdays ago I was perusing my pages at Ipernity as I waited for friends to arrive; it was a fine afternoon and we were going to take the dogs for a walk on the beach. It was with much amusement that I read bigoode in the clouds comment on my Yellow Dragonfly:
"miss the blue one to make a triptic !
Ha ha! Chance would be a fine thing! Well, I'd never even seen a blue one! Yellow, orange and red dragonflies were the ones I'd got excited about in my somewhat limited (but growing) dragonfly encounters; there were blue ones too?!?
Soon after we set off on our walk. We stopped by the little lagoon, where there were some dragonflies but mostly muted camouflage colours - nothing bright and shiny! Then we cut across to the beach and continued our walk along the shore.
Imagine my surprise, when only a short while later, I came across this!!!
I couldn't believe my eyes - what an uncanny coincidence!!! :-D
Wow!!! Shine on indeed!!! *LOL*
I edged nearer to try and take a closer shot...
Sand on the wing seemed not a good thing... Unfortunately, the dragonfly appeared incapacitated,
it was moving a bit but not too happily. Maybe it had got wet? Couldn't fly away? It didn't look damaged...
I crouched down to take another shot before deciding what to do about it when suddenly -
* SPLAT *
Marduk rushed right up to me and - well, my quandary was resolved and my photo session abruptly ended.
It was suggested to me that Marduk knew the dragonfly was injured and had acted to end its suffering.
Hmm... so his conclusion was: