One of my goals is to get as many of our national species of Dragon- and Damselflies as possible. Some of them are rare and I would have to drive 5 -6 hours to catch them. Instead I decided to cheat a little. In Sweden I can find some of the species just a little more than 2 hours away. So sometimes we put the dogs in the car, take the ferry to Sweden (30 minutes) and drive up to a wonderful Swedish countryside with forest and streaming waters. The dogs are put in stake out with a bone to chew on. My wife sits and enjoy a good book and I go hunting for Odonata. After a couple of hours we have lunch and enjoy the nature. This is our set up at a Swedish country road that runs along the stream. The stream where I shoot. I've already shown some of the shots of the Calopteryx virgo here . Here's another shot of this beautiful Damselfly. The male Orthetrum coerulescens (Small Blue Arrow) The male Onychogomphus forcipatus. Why do I think of Charlie Chaplin? The beautiful feather legged damsel, Platycnemis pennipes. Male. Mating couple. The males protect the females during ovipositing. Also got a Somatochlora metallica male. After a great day enjoying nature we can still make it home for dinner.