Female Blue Dasher Dragonfly Laying Eggs

While I was photographing the Dragonflies and Damselflies at my pond, this Female Blue Dasher flew in and started laying eggs in the pond. The male Blue Dashers kept chasing her and she would hide in the lily pads. She finally got a break and spent a few minutes out in the open laying eggs right where I was setup. I was using a fill flash with a better beamer which helped stop some of the motion blur, mainly on the body, but the wings were moving too quickly even with a flash to stop the wing movement.

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