I met this dragonfly today. This was my second photo shoot focusing on dragonflies, and my first time to connect enough to have one land on me -- on four separate occasions. Over and over, I've experienced communicating with insects to the point that they get curious enough to be fearless around me. I interact in much the same way as I would with a wild animal.
Unlike most animals, however, insects hide their eyes from me. Even this little guy was reluctant to let me look him in the eyes when he was on my finger. Each time I tried to turn him toward me, he would turn his body so that I could not look him in the eyes. Often, only when an insect becomes completely comfortable around me, will they let me snap a photo looking directly at them.
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