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I was riding my bicycle to work, when I spotted a dragonfly sitting on the side of the road, on an overpass over the 237 freeway.  She moved slowly and didn't try to fly.  Dragonflies die shortly after they lay their eggs, so I assumed she was at the end of her life cycle.  I picked her up and she clung to my sweater until I reached the office, where I gave her water and made her a perch to sit on for the day.  After work, my daughter Megan and I took her down to Los Gatos Creek, I put her on this blossom-covered branch, and I took these photos.  She was still alive when we left her on the branch, overlooking the water.

Dragonfly on Blossoms

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Dragonfly Clutching Blossoms

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Dragonfly

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Happy Dragonfly

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Again at the Los Gatos Creek, I waded thigh-deep into the water and waited for the red dragonfly to land.  He was chasing another dragonfly away from his pond.  I waited for about a half hour.  Finally, he landed close enough, and I got close enough to photograph it.  After three or four shots, I heard something land in the water behind me... go to the Other Birds page to see what it was.


Red Dragonfly

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