Here are two nice fresh dragonflies of the Libellula genus.
This first has the dark basal wing patches that are typical of Widow Skimmers (Libellula luctuoso). This is a female.The second is a female Spangled Skimmer (Libellula cyanea) with stigma that are two toned which is an indicator of the species. Both are lovely specimens. I got pretty wet crawling around to get the proper angle but it was worth it. I found them just before the sun rose above the trees and ended the nice soft light.
Entomologists are a great bunch. I had misidentified the second dragonfly, but a friend on Facebook straightened me out on that one.