When I was young and living in Kingsville TX, if I wanted to see dragonflies all I had to do was set out a bucket of water.
Multiple dragonflies within minutes.
Kind of like setting out a box if you want to see a cat.
In the 24 years I have been in San Diego, I have seen four dragonflies, with the fourth coming two days ago at a pond at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Since I was testing a Tamron 150-600 mm lens, my rental lens, I was able to get several shots of this beauty. Of the other three dragonflies, I only have a picture of one, and it’s not a great picture because you just can’t get close to these things without them taking off.
Here are three of the best from the Safari Park: