The first dragonfly I saw this season was a Widow Skimmer standing still at the tip of a dried twig. It stayed there for a long time, leaving only briefly and coming back almost to the same spot. That allowed me to circle around it to take shots from different angles, at least from the Delaware & Raritan canal bank.
The Delaware Raritan canal lies less than 2 miles from our house. I went there today to see whether there were butterflies and dragonflies to photograph, and found four different kinds. I am no expert on these insects, so please correct me if I get their names wrong.
This next one, American Lady, landed on the gravel path right in front of me and flapped her wings until I got several shots of her.