This one was dying. I recued it from ants who were claiming it. I placed in on the flower for a few photos.
Female Swamp Darner depositing eggs in wet leaf litter
Swamp Darner - Epiaeschna heros: //bugguide.net/node/view/2584
One of the largest of N. American dragonflies. Unusual to find one in my garden. Hard to fix I.D., but blue eyes were tie breaker.
This is an additional posting to compliment the full length photo. Blue eyes and abdomen bands more noticeable here.