This is a shot from last summer; but photo opportunities have been a bit thing on the ground this week - so it was off the the archives!
If I have got the identification of this cracking little insect correct it's a Blue Ringtail (Austrolestes annulosus). It's a damselfly rather than a dragon fly - thats all to do with the exact form of the wings, and in many cases the way the wings are held. As far as I know that vast majority of damselflies hold there wings along their body (like in the picture) rather than away from the body.
I end up taking lots of pictures of these insects, the great majority of which are deleted!
I'm hoping to have a better hit rate this summer!
You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday.
You can find the latest post to my other blog (its the final one from my trip to the Daintree Rainforest) by clicking the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the screen.
Enjoy the close ups!