I recently had the rare opportunity of coming face-to-face with a Dragonfly in the rain forest near Loreto in the Napo region of the Ecuadorian Amazon – this is what it looked like (click on pix to see a slightly bigger version or ask for originals, if you have a good idea for using them):
and coming up close to the bugger…
—– great pattern, init?!?!?
This is a link to a 1200x803px JPEG shot of the Dragonfly – cropped a bit and compressed with The GIMP:
and also an un-cut 1024×768 on MyShutterSpace: