A small blue dragonfly with a white face, a black tip to the abdomen, and a black-and-yellow-striped thorax. Females are recognized by the narrow yellow parallel stripes on the abdomen. Both sexes have an amber patch at the base of each hindwing. Males develop a sky-blue abdomen when they approach maturity. This little beauty showed no fear of me and spent a little time resting on my finger as well (shown below). I took this in my back yard with my Nikon D3100 and a Nikon 85mm macro lens.