|Blue-ringed Dancer (male) at the Gilbert Water Ranch|
One of the most photogenic damselflies is the Blue-ringed Dancer. This male is perched on a rock in a swiftly flowing stream, the Blue-ringed preferred habitat. I love the intense colors, especially in the head and thorax.
Notice how the wings are held completely above the abdomen; this is characteristic of dancers as a group. In contrast, bluets tend to hold their wings folded along their abdomen.