It was one of those days when the air was a bit cool but the sun was strong so it was heating up surfaces. I looked out on the deck and saw this dragonfly sitting on large piece of marble. The sun had gone in but the marble was wonderfully warm and the dragonfly was taking advantage of it. I grabbed the camera and took a bunch of shots from really close and the dragonfly never moved. I was starting to think it was injured when the sun came out and it lifted off and flew away. That little dot of green paint is only about 2mm wide so that gives you a good scale.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.