Blue Dragonfly Today I saw the dragon-fly Come from the wells where he did lie He dried his wings: like gauze they grew; Thro' crofts and pastures wet with dew A living flash of light he flew. -- From The Dragon-fly by Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)
Photographer Tony Flashman spotted the common blue damselfly's piercing eyes as he crawled around meadows at Fordwich Lakes, near Canterbury, Kent. Tony, from Deal, Kent, said: "This little fly thought it was being clever by hiding behind the grass in a game of hide and seek but he didn't do a very good job. I could see his eyes peeking out from either side and its legs wrapped around the grass."