Gallery Two - Dragonfly
Garden ponds always have regular visits from flying insects.
Lesley managed to snap some close-up photos of this huge green dragonfly in 2004.

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Image 1
Lesley spotted the dragonfly perched on the side of the pond and she ran swiftly for the camera.

Image 2
Compound eyes
When the subject has eyes this large you have to move very slowly.

Image 3
The dragonfly wasn't too bothered though - this was obviously a short cleaning stop.

Image 4
Wing engine
The base of the wings.

Image 5
Good vision
A quick wipe of the eyes.

Image 6
Top of the head too
It helps to have a head that rotates through 90 degrees.