This is the cover shot of my Dynamite Dragonflies: The Threequel calendar! Enjoy!
The mature male Spangled skimmers are uniformly blue. The top and sides of the thorax, and the top and sides of the abdomen, are all blue. The only accent colors are provided by the eyes, face, and stigmas. The eyes are dark green to black, the face black, and the stigmas half-white, half-black. Females are yellow and brown. The dorsal surface of the abdomen is yellow, with a broad brown stripe. The dorsal surface of the thorax is brown with a yellow or white stripe. The lateral surfaces of the thorax are light yellow in color, with a broad brown diagonal stripe. Females have brown wing tips. I took this in my back yard in Rockaway, NJ with a Nikon D3100 and a Nikon 85mm macro lens.