Our Emperor.

Nope, not another name for our beloved chief executive (that would be something unprintable), and we will refrain from political commentary, as we have been warned. This is the Pale-spotted Emperor which is quite a large-sized dragonfly.

Taking their photo is never easy as it has rapid flight and rarely perches to rest. So I took this one at nighttime in Tai Po Kau last Sunday.



from this close up crop you can see that it has actually turned its head towards me as it cleans its eyes with its leg.

See them around now in the Wetland Park patrolling above the water.